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Do parents discriminate against heavier kids?

September 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Young people who are overweight may face discrimination from their own parents.A new study out of the University of North Texas in Denton focused on which children get assistance from their parents when buying a car.

The study looked at almost 400 college students ranging in age from 17 to 26. It found that the ones who bought their own cars had a higher average body mass index than students who received financial help from their parents.

The study is published in the journal Obesity.

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