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Children with a lower self-esteem, those who felt less in control of their lives, and those who worried often were more likely to gain weight over the next 20 years, the results showed.
Professor David Collier, who led the research, said: “What’s novel about this study is that obesity has been regarded as a medical metabolic disorder – what we’ve found is that emotional problems are a risk factor for obesity.
This finding is rather interesting as we always had the idea that people develop low self-esteem because they are fat. Parents should stop destroy childhoods because what they’re doing is growing future obese adults!
This prompts the question of the real reason behind the growing percentage of obesity in modern societies.Could it be a major shift in emotional state of the entire society?