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Self-regulation’s connection to obesity differs in boys vs. girls

Sarah Anderson
Researchers found that the relationship between toddlers’ ability to self-regulate and their risk for obesity in later childhood differed between boys and girls. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, suggest that prevention efforts aimed at obesity will have different effects based on gender.
“We analyzed data from a large national cohort study to examine how different levels of toddler self-regulation are associated with the prevalence of obesity at kindergarten age and whether boys and girls differ in how self-regulation and obesity are associated,”
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