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A Family Meal a Day May Keep Obesity Away

Adolescent obesity rates in the United States are rising quickly, and so is the likelihood that obesity will carry forward into adulthood. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Columbia University report that family meals could reduce obesity. On average, family meals tend to include more fruits, vegetables, calcium, and whole grains than quick food eaten on the go. Jerica M. Berge and colleagues collected data from 2,287 people over 10 years in a study dubbed Project EAT (Eating and Activity among Teens) to examine weight-related variables. These variables included…

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