Fussy eaters could suffer later in life

A new study says picky eating in small children may be a sign of serious mental problems that should not be ignored.

Experts say that parents and doctors who view food fussiness as a passing phase could be making a grave mistake.

Even “moderate” pickiness was associated with significantly increased levels of depression and anxiety in a population of more than 3000 children aged two to six.


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Those with highly selective eating habits were more than twice as likely as normal eaters to have a diagnosis of depression.

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