Poor eating habits are linked to cholesterol in very young children

06/17/2013 | DailyRx.com · Medscape (free registration)

A Canadian study found poor eating habits -- such as eating in front of the TV set munching despite a lack of hunger -- were associated with higher cholesterol rates in preschool children ages 3 to 5. "Our results show that associations between eating behaviours and cardiovascular risk appear early in life and may be a potential target for early intervention," the researchers from the University of Toronto wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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