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Study: Skipping Meals Linked to Childhood Obesity

Eating for Health A study from the University of East Finland found that skipping meals can lead to obesity in children as young as ages six to eight. The study looked at 512 Finnish children ages six to eight and found that skipping meals and eating too much protein were lined to the highest amounts of body fat in both boys and girls.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Eating three balanced meals (both in calories and macronutrient composition) per day is the best way to moderate many of the hormones (such as insulin) that lead to obesity.

 

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