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SerialStateLineXer t1_j9e4owm wrote

I can think of at least three possible explanations:

  1. Executive function is heritable, and parents with poor executive function are more likely to overfeed their children.

  2. Children with poor executive function behave in a manner that prompts parents to overfeed them.

  3. Overeating and obesity impair executive function, even in young children.