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  • Parents' health literacy affects child weight-loss tactics, study finds

    Parents level of health literacy determines the weight-control strategies they would choose for their children, according to a new study led by Janet Liechty, a professor of social work and of medicine. Dr. Salma M. A. Musaad, a visiting research biostatistician in human and community development, and social work doctoral student Jaclyn A. Saltzman were co-authors.

    Parents level of health literacy determines the weight-control strategies they would choose for their children, according to a new study led by Janet Liechty, a professor of social work and of medicine. Dr. Salma M. A. Musaad, a visiting research biostatistician in human and community development, and social work doctoral student Jaclyn A. Saltzman were co-authors.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Janet Liechty, phone 217-265-0577; email jliechty@illinois.edu

    The paper “Health literacy and parent attitudes about weight control for children” is available online from ScienceDirect.