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Behavioral Inclination for Obesity in Children

By September 24, 2012October 17th, 2019No Comments

Source: Science Daily, September 24, 2012

A recent study conducted by Tanja Kral of Penn nursing suggests that some children are less responsive to their internal cues of hunger and fullness, leading to obesity. Tanja suggests “future studies should test whether teaching children to focus on internal satiety cues and structuring the home food environment in a healthy way may prevent at-risk children from overeating.”

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    Tanja Kral, PhD

    Associate Professor of Nutrition Science, School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine