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Overweight Teddy Bears for Overweight Kids

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What to do about overweight kids? How bout making overweight teddy bears? Researchers at Indiana State University found that by adding a few pounds to toys, the kids who played with them burned more calories and had higher heart rates. But not everyone thinks three-pound teddy bears are a good idea. If they started swinging them in their kiddie fights, that would be some boo-boo.

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What to do about overweight kids? How about making overweight teddy bears? Researchers at Indiana State University found, by adding a few pounds to toys, the kids who played with them burned more calories and had higher heart rates. But not everyone thinks three-pound teddy bears are a good idea. If they started swinging them in their kiddie fights, that would be some boo-boo.

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