Kids with Emotional Problems Risk Adult Obesity | Psych Central News

Mar 18 2010, in News, Uncategorized

Comfort eating is a phenomenon we’re all familiar with –  eating as an attempt make up for an emotional deficit. Some recent research seems to show that comfort eating can be a long-term activity in response to childhood emotional suffering.

Researchers know that people what are overweight or obese often have low self-esteem and emotional problems. However, the experts do not know which influences which.

New research may clarify the question as investigators discover children with emotional difficulties are at higher risk for obesity in adult life.

The findings are published in the journal BMC Medicine.

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