Often, a child whose parents are overweight or obese will also be overweight or obese. Although this is often caused by shared unhealthy eating habits in the household, it has been suggested that there may be a genetic (inherited) predisposition towards being, although this is as yet unproven and research is ongoing. Many children become slightly overweight because of their body's growth pattern. Some pediatricians may still classify this as childhood obesity. Recent studies have shown that while there is evidence of in vitro influences on food choice, perhaps the largest influence can occur during the toddler years. Indeed, recent studies have shown that parents influence an estimated 72% of what and how much their children eat on a daily basis.
There are different ways of calculating a Karmic Synastry depending upon the specialization of the astrologer. The astrological method used by STAR LOGIC ASTRODYNAMICS for the Karmic Synastry is based on an ancient Middle Eastern procedure encompassing reincarnation. In this process, it is believed that a soul is reincarnated into successive lifetimes until it has been karmically and spiritually purged of all desires through archetypical experiences expressed within the Zodiac. This analysis involves a good deal of hand calculated aspects and a comparative of points including those of the South Node, Fixed Stars, pre natal eclipses, the Vertex/Anti Vertex Points, Nodal essences, retrograde planets, and Arabian Parts. Generally speaking, there are roughly 125 comparative points or more to discern.