May 5, 2011

Eating Together with Family Can Prevent Obesity in Children

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GladChild: Eating with family could reduce the risk of overweight or obesity in children. Spend at least 3 times a week to sit down together at the dinner table, then the risk of obesity would be reduced 12 percent.

In addition to reducing the risk of obesity in children, this practice also prevented the children from unhealthy snacks or junk food. The tendency to eat junk food, reduce by 20 percent if you take the time at least 3 times each week to eat together.

Various benefits were revealed in Amber Hammons research from the University of Illinois, published in the journal Pediatrics. The study is a study of 17 the results of other studies that had already been published.

A total of 183,000 respondents were included in 17 studies, with an age range between 2-17 years. All research conducted observational or based on observation, without involving a particular experiment on the respondent.

Taking a time to sit together with other family members provide many benefits in terms of nutritional balance, said Hammons, as quoted from Dailymail.

The tendency of children to eat vegetables and fruit were the resource persons higher in children who Also live in with the tradition of family eat together. The children were the resource persons 24 percent more likely, to consume vegetables and fruit more Often Than other children snacks.
In terms of mental health, eating together also reduces the risk of eating disorders such as picky about food or overeating. Risk to experience such interference is reduced about 35 percent.

Meanwhile, according to data from the National Health Service in England, 1 in 6 boys in the country suffering from obesity due to inactivity and unhealthy eating patterns. In girls, the figure is not much different from the 1 in 7 children.

Numerous studies, obesity is associated with risk of chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes. In men, the worst risk of stroke and heart attack than is the impotence that is one of the complications of diabetes.

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