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Permissive Fathers Have Heavier Kids

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:34pm

Note from Connie: Dads, please pay attention. If you let you let your kids get away with whatever they want, it could affect their weight. SUGAR SHOCK! Blog researcher Karen James brings you the news about this surprising obesity trigger.

Fathers' parenting styles have a major influence on children's weight, according to an Australian study we learned about from Healthday News.

Disengaged and permissive fathers were more likely to have overweight or obese children than fathers with a consistent parenting style, according to researchers from the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (That's Murdoch as in Dame Elisabeth, Rupert's mother).

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