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The association between maternal perceptions of own weight status and weight status of her child: results from a national cohort study
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    Mothers' perception of their child's weight status
    • Filippo Festini, Professor of Nursing
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      • Martina Santi, Nicole Olivini

    Dear Editor, We read with interest the article by Dowd and coll. (1) and we would like to share the results of a similar study we carried out in a cluster of Primary Schools in Florence, Italy, that show similarities with those reported by Dowd. Our aim was to assess possible correlations between mothers' BMI and their child's BMI; children's BMI and correctness of mothers' perception of their child nutritional status pe...

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