Regular meals help girls with later diet

According to a recent study, girls that eat regular sit-down family meals are much less likely to take extreme diet action when they are older, such as vomiting, laxatives or diet pills.
Those girls that ate five or more family meals per week, according to the research, were more likely to eat healthier later in life. Unfortunately, sit-down meals are becoming rarer in an age of TV dinners.
The research was published in the latest issue of the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine . Lead researcher Dr. Neumark-Sztainer of the University of Minnesota reportedly commented: “Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in reinforcing the benefits of family meals and helping families set realistic goals for increasing family meal frequency.”

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