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by Kimberley Bond |
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Research has found that women who remember their parents' comments about their weight in the childhood are more likely to be unhappy about their body image in later life.

The study, which was published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders, found that they were also more likely to be overweight as adults.

Titled "Don’t eat so much," how parent comments relate to female weight satisfaction, the study observed women aged between 20 and 35 by making them complete a survey indicating their weight satisfaction, eating habits and BMI.

They were also asked to try and recall the extent of their parents weight-related comments.

The research found that women with a healthy BMI were nearly 30% less likely to remember their parents' comments about their weight when compared to women who were overweight.


But the research also found that women with both healthy and overweight BMIs tended to be less satisfied with their body image if they could remember their parents making comments to them about their weight.

"If you're worried about your child's weight, avoid criticising them," Dr Brian Wansink, lead author of the study, told The Independent,

"Instead, nudge healthy choices by giving them freedom to choose for themselves, and by making the healthier choices more convenient."

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