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GRANDPARENTS AND OBESITY IN GRANDCHILDREN

Leaving your children with their grandparents may be bad for the little ones' health according to new research in the 'International Journal of Obesity'. The British study showed that children who are looked after by their grandparents tend to be more overweight or obese. Researchers looked at over 12,000 toddlers between the ages of nine months and three years. Kids who are looked after by their parents or who go to nurseries had no similar risk of weight problems, although children of richer parents were more at risk, especially if the mother had a university education.
Almost a quarter of pre-schoolers are overweight. This research could help reduce the rate of obesity in Britain. It should also send an important message to grandparents —stop filling your grandchildren with snacks and sugary treats. We all know grandparents like to give children all they want. It is the same all over the world. There are several possible reasons why young children are more at risk of obesity with their grandparents. One is that older people might be less aware of proper nutrition and so give their grandchildren unhealthy food. Another possible cause is that older people are less active and might not play with the children.
(Adapted from http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com)