Researchers surveyed 111 mothers (average age about 39) and 111 children age seven to 13. Among the study participants, about 66% of the mothers were overweight or obese, and about 39% of children were overweight or obese.
Among the women, about 82% who were obese underestimated their weight, and about 43% who were overweight low-balled their weight. But only about 13% of normal weight women underestimated how much they weighed.
Among the children, about 86% who were overweight or obese underestimated their weight, while only 15% of normal weight children did so. About 41% of children thought their mothers could stand to lose a few pounds.
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