Family dinner helps

Families in which all members of the family eating dinner together, are less exposed to problems associated with overweight, according to The Telegraph. In addition, scientists have found that eating in front of TV - it is a guarantee of a set of extra pounds, as the person ceases to control the amount of food consumed.

The present study collective from Cornell University and the University of Wageningen was aimed at studying the phenomenon of family dinner. The study involved 190 parents and 148 children. Scientists were interested in their feeding behavior. It turns out that children are having dinner with their parents, less overweight, and body mass index were at optimal values.

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Scientists say that overweight and attraction to large amounts of food may be due to psychological problems. Communication in the family gives a positive feeling that avoids problems with food.

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