Jun 20 2013, 3:24am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
In a study, the researchers found that the effects of unhealthy eating commence at an early age, with the tell-tale signs of cholesterol noticeable in children aged between three and five, Daily Mail reported.
The researchers looked at 1,076 pre-school children and studied the link between eating habits and serum levels of non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol -- a marker of later cardiovascular risk.
"Our results show that associations between eating behaviours and cardiovascular risk appear early in life and may be a potential target for early intervention," said Dr. Navindra Persaud.
"Eating behaviours as reported by parents were positively associated with serum non-HDL cholesterol levels in children aged three to five.
She said the results support previous arguments for interventions intended to improve eating behaviours of pre-school-aged children.
"To do so, 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 findings were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at email@example.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.
blog comments powered by Disqus