Researchers from Emory University have proved that shy children are more likely to prefer unhealthy foods. Under equal conditions, such children suffer from lack of physical activity, writes Science World Report.
Scientists collected data on 8346 children, were estimated mass index at age 9 to 11 years. Data was associated with the level of mental development and the degree of activity in society (communication with parents, classmates, friends). In addition, scientists proactively each child, identifying as far as he can just to find new friends, get acquainted with someone.
It turned out that the low level of social activity associated with obesity. In this regard, the cause and the consequence, too early to speak. Perhaps fatty and unhealthy food is used by the child as an internal compensation for the failed attempt to build friendships with peers.