Indian Mothers do not think Overweight as Bad
According to a study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, it has been revealed that Indian mothers do not associate obesity as an unhealthy thing.
Moreover, they consider fat as baby fat, which as per them, will go away with time, reveals a research carried out by a group of researchers from India, US and Australia.
In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers carried out study on 1,800 children, who were aged nine to 18 years. Majority of the students, who took part in the study, were from private schools in New Delhi, Agra, Bangalore and Pune.
"Many mothers were not concerned about childhood weight gain, making comments like, 'a child with chubby cheeks is healthy, not fat'", said Dr Anoop Misra from the National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation.
The study, which was carried out from March 2006 to March 2009, is of quite concern as mothers are considered to play vital role when it comes to child's diet. Misra said that it is the mother, who brings change in child's diet and influences her child to opt for healthier options.
Study researchers were of the view that the study will help mothers to bring healthier changes in their children's eating habits.
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