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St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. Ketan Shankardass, St. Michael's Hospital

Caption: Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.Dr. Shankardass noted that more than half the students followed in the California study were Hispanic, and that the effects of stress on their BMI was greater than children of other ethnic backgrounds.

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