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Parents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exercise

By Shereen Lehman

NEW YORK Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:17pm EDT

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of overweight and obese kids may want to help their kids be healthier, but they’re more often willing to make changes in children’s diets than in their activity levels, according to a new study.

Researchers found that addressing parents’ beliefs about themselves and their kids, and encouraging doctors to talk about the importance of physical activity could remove important obstacles to obese childrens’ weight loss.

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