Moms' Stress Can Lead to Fat Children: Study

Kids seek comfort in food as mothers worry about money, job
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2008 5:55 PM CDT
Some weight problems in children have been linked to stressed mothers.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Moms stressed out by poverty could be driving millions of US kids younger than 10 to take refuge in food and become overweight, a study finds. The stress may be linked to heavy work schedules and health-insurance troubles, among other issues, Reuters reports. The study argues for better aid to struggling families, including access to food stamps, health insurance, and money-management education.