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Teenagers should eat with family

14th July 2011

A new study has found that teenagers who switch off the TV and sit down to family meals are less likely to suffer eating disorders.

The findings suggest that eating together lowers rates of bulimia and anorexia and also means that young people are less likely to skip meals. Teenagers used to eating round the table are also less likely to take up smoking to lose weight. The findings published in the Pediatrics journal show that adolescents who eat at least five meals a week with their families are 35% less likely to be ‘disordered eaters’.


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Article Information

Title: Teenagers should eat with family
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19111
Date Added: 14th Jul 2011


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