TITLE

Fat sibling syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Lockett, Sarah
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Jun2006, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the fat sibling syndrome (FSS). Obesity expert Doctor Laurel Edmunds identified FSS when researching how parents recognize and then seek help for their overweight children. During her work with the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, she interviewed 40 families and found most of them had only one overweight child. INSET: HOW TO HELP YOUR FATTER SIBLING SLIM.
ACCESSION #
21106081

 

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