Majority of Overweight Children Think Their Weight Is Just Fine


A new study finds a majority of overweight children think their weight is just fine.

About 1/3 of kids between the ages of 8 and 15 perceive themselves as either overweight, underweight or just right, when the scale says differently.

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics finds 81% of overweight boys and 71$ of overweight girls believe they are about the right weight.

That misperception affects nearly half of boys considered clinically obese.

In other health news, new research from Japan shows eating too much sodium may increase the risk for heart disease among people with type 2 diabetes.

The study is based on a survey of nearly 1,600 diabetics who were followed for 8 years.

Researchers say those whose diets were highest in salt had double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

According to government statistics, about 29 million Americans have some form of diabetes.

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