Grandparents contribute to childhood obesity

Chinese children who are mainly cared for by their grandparents are more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese compared with those who are looked after by their parents.

This is the main finding from a qualitative study that highlights the growing problem of overindulged and overprotected grandchildren in China.

It shows that grandparents, who are key providers of childcare, tend to overfeed their

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