Children and their mothers tend to underestimate body weight, according to a new study in China, where obesity is on the rise.
“Because many overweight Chinese children underestimate their weight, they are less likely to do anything to improve their diet or exercise patterns,” says Nengliang Yao, graduate student in health policy and administration at Penn State.
“If they don’t make changes, they are likely to be obese and have a lot of health problems in the future—as we often see in the United States already.”
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