STUDY: Strict parenting may lead to overweight children

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Parents, take a step back and look at your parenting style.

According to a recent study, parenting style might affect weight gain in children.

The report suggests growing up in a strict environment without much affection, may raise the risk of a child becoming obese.

Researchers in Canada found children whose parents were rigid when it came to rules and limits had a 30% higher risk of becoming obese later in life.

Kids whose parents had a healthy balance of limits and were affectionate were more likely to grow up to be a healthy weight.

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