IS PARENTAL INFLUENCE A REFLECTION ON CHILD OBESITY?
Is Parental Influence a Reflection on Child Obesity?
Obesity has been increasing at an alarming rate, especially in the developed world. Obesity statistics have been rising to reach extremely high proportions. With this increase, diseases and other conditions associated with obesity have also been on the rise. The most affected demography is the young adults group. Obesity, however, has been seen to start from earlier in the lives of the people involved (Smith, 1999, p. 64). Part of the cause or facilitators for this increase in obesity is the parents, or so it has been suggested by various