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Monday, March 19, 2018

A good relationship with my parents was the key to a slim figure

A group of canadian scientists representing Guelfucci University in Ontario, found that teenagers and young people in conflict with their parents, often suffer from excess weight and obesity. As it turned out, the friendly atmosphere in the family is fraught with even more benefits than was believed until now, and a slim figure is only an indirect consequence of these advantages.

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The scientists collected data on more than 2 600 boys and young men, and more than 3 700 girls and women aged 14 to 24 years. Experts wondered whether the participants suffer from obesity, what kind of relationship they are with each of the parents, as well as information about some of the habits of people who participated in the study.

About half of boys and about 60 percent of girls, according to scientists, was in a good relationship with both parents. Thus among those there were less people suffering from excess (and lack of) weight. The researchers argue that the most clearly this dependence is observed in the case of good relationships between fathers and sons.

As it turned out, sons and daughters, who were in good relations with their parents, were generally more physically active, better sleep, prefer healthy food to fast food, and rarely suffer from certain digestive problems. This, in turn, contributed to the fact that overweight problems have sons and daughters, as a rule, does not arise.

Experts suggest that their study may be useful as psychologists and nutritionists. Scientists hope that on the basis of obtained data it will be possible to develop more effective psychological programs that allow you to build relationships in families. The results of their study, researchers presented on the pages of scientific journal, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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