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Obesity and Self-Regulation In Children

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Previous research on obesity and self-regulation in children has indicated that poor self-regulation is associated with increased risk of obesity.  Recent research examined how varying levels of toddler self-regulation are associated with the prevalence of obesity at kindergarten age and whether the pattern of association is different between boys and girls.

The data was analyzed from 10,700 US children born in 2001 and again during kindergarten entry in 2006-2007 using information from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort.  A large subgroup of 6400 children was observed for

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