Children with nurturing mothers can dodge health risks

09/26/2011 | HealthDay News

A study found adults with parents who were not high school graduates were 1.4 times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than those with college graduate parents, with an exception for children who had nurturing and attentive mothers, researchers reported in Psychological Science. "Greater risks later in life seem to be offset if the mom paid careful attention to the children's well-being, had time for them and showed affection and caring," lead author Gregory Miller said.

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