Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dads: Guardians of the Waistline

One more way that involved dads make a difference: dads who are aren't engaged in the whole parenting thing are most likely to have overweight kids:
"This study of a large cross-section of Australian pre-schoolers has, for the first time, suggested that fathers could be at the frontline in preventing early childhood obesity," associate professor Melissa Wake, who worked on the study, said in a written statement. "...It is timely to look at the parenting roles of both parents and the impact they have on a child's tendency to be overweight or obese."
I haven't really dug around in the stats, but this is one more piece of evidence that argues -- at a minimum -- for keeping as close an eye on dads in research on kids as we do on moms.


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