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Attention Parents: Your Stress May Be Affecting Your Children

You may be tempted to reach for the sweets when you're stressed out, but there's word that if you're stressed out, your kids could be making the leap for the cookies, too.

The study finds low income children who experience stress, often transferred from their mothers, are more likely to be overweight if their household has access to adequate food.

These children often turn to comfort foods, which offer little nutrition and lots of calories. Researchers say programs to alleviate stress for these children could help the obesity epidemic.


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