Parents' awareness of overweight in themselves and their children: cross sectional study within a cohort (EarlyBird 21)

Jeffery, A. N.; Voss, L. D.; Metcalf, B. S.; Alba, S.; Wilkin, T. J.
January 2005
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/1/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7481, p23
Academic Journal
Presents a study which aims to explore parents' awareness of overweight and obesity in themselves and their children, and their degree of concern about weight. Extent of the obesity problem in Great Britain, where over half of British adults are overweight; Details of the study, including participants, methods, and results; Finding that overweight goes largely unrecognized, as parents are poor at identifying obesity in themselves and their children.


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