Poor eating habits may raise heart risks in young children

06/17/2013 | DailyRx.com

Canadian researchers found poor eating habits -- such as eating while watching television or eating when not actually hungry -- were associated with higher cholesterol rates in preschool children aged 3 to 5. "Evidence suggests promoting responsive feeding, where adults provide appropriate access to healthy foods and children use internal cues (not parent-directed cues or cues from the television) to determine the timing, pace and amount they consume," the authors wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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