– At a meeting at the American Heart Association, McGill University researchers showed new scientific evidence that children are more likely to develop obesity if they are raised under the authoritarian style of parenting, which is often worsened by a genuine lack of love and affection.

– “Parents should at least be aware of their parenting style,” epidemiologist Lisa Kakinami said in a statement. “If you’re treating your children with a balance of affection and limits — these are the kids who are least likely to be obese.” Kakinami  also suggested  that government policymakers should create a campaign to target such families along with improved health messages. Interestingly, the research also found that greater household incomes failed to blunt the unhealthy effects of stricter, loveless parenting.


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