Navigation Links
Family mealtimes play a role in health of children with asthma
Date:2/3/2011

The amount of time families spend eating meals together has been linked to the health and well-being of children and teens, with families who eat together regularly reporting declines in substance abuse, eating disorders, and unhealthy weight in their children. Now, a new study that looks at children with asthma has found that the quality of family interactions during mealtime affected the children's health.

The study appears in the January/February issue of the journal, Child Development. It was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.

Almost 7 million American children have asthma, a chronic disease that causes airways to become sore and swollen. In this study, researchers looked at 200 families with children ages 5 to 12 who had persistent asthma, observing how they interacted during a video-recorded meal in their homes. Whereas children with asthma generally take medicine before exercise or in a particular season, children with persistent asthma take medicine more frequently, need to avoid different allergens, and are generally advised to maintain regular routines to control the disease.

Although mealtimes lasted on average only 18 minutes, the study found that the quality of social interactions as families ate was directly related to the children's health, including how their lungs worked, their asthma symptoms, and the quality of their lives (specifically, how the disease interfered with their daily life and whether it prevented them from engaging in certain activities). Simply put, in families that spent mealtimes talking about the day's events, showing genuine concern about their children's activities, and turning off electronic devices, children had better health.

Families in which the primary caregiver had less education, minority families, and single-parent families experienced mor
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Hutcheon
shutcheon@srcd.org
202-289-7905
Society for Research in Child Development
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Family ties bind desert lizards in social groups
2. Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree
3. Darwins family tree rediscovered
4. Dogs family status depends on familys locale
5. Epileptic seizures may be linked to an ancient gene family
6. Archaeology find sheds new light on family pets
7. Origins of multicellularity: All in the family
8. Wallabies and bats harbor fossil genes from the most deadly family of human viruses
9. Deaths in the family cause bacteria to flee
10. Comic book moms are nutrition heroes to guide migrant family health
11. First whole genome sequencing of family of 4 reveals new genetic power
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... - The rise of the Tibetan plateau -- the ... is important for both its profound effect on climate ... published in GSA Bulletin , Katharine Huntington and ... thermometry -- using modern and fossil snail shells to ... southwestern Tibet. , Views range widely on the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) ... own intestinal immune responses as a guide. , The ... Cell . , Trillions of bacteria exist within the ... the development and progression of IBD. Yet it,s thought ... a person,s susceptibility to IBD and its potential severity. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins ... from USC. , Scientists studying secondhand smoke from ... to harmful particles, with close-to-zero exposure to organic ... metals in second-hand e-cigarette smoke were found to ... high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons cancer-causing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 2Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 4Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 5Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 6Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 7Yale study identifies possible bacterial drivers of IBD 2Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke 2
... be complete without mosquitoes nipping at exposed skin. Or ... University team may help solve a problem that scientists ... Kun Yan Zhu, professor of entomology, and teammates ... Jianzhen Zhang, a visiting scientist from Shanxi University, China, ...
... Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC ... an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which ... moles, burrowing behavior. Kevin Campbell from the ... researchers to study the blood of three underground species ...
... has developed a "lab on a chip" device for ... white blood cells called T cells that are affected ... the test detects the types and levels of inflammatory ... Revzin,s team collaborated with UCLA electrical engineer Prof. Aydogan ...
Cached Biology News:K-State researchers find gene-silencing nanoparticles may put end to pesky summer pest 2Adaptation in mole blood aids tunnelling 2Novel microfluidic HIV test is quick and cheap 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Armetheon, Inc. ( www.armetheon.com ), ... to late-stage cardiovascular drug candidates, today announced that ... round of financing. The Series A round was ... with participation from investors that included Atheneos Capital ... Larry Hsu , the founder of Impax ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 27, 2014 Scientists, researchers, and technologists ... SPIE Laser Damage 2014 symposium. Marking its 46th ... lasers will run 14-17 September. The event is sponsored ... photonics . , The premier conference for basic and ... to optical materials will engage researchers and engineers from ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Earlier this month, a report was ... the U.S. Air Force on the performance of vehicles ... this type of fuel made from mustard seeds, offered ... to America’s Eco friendly future. In fact, every branch ... become independent of foreign oil over the next few ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... Pipette.com is offering a promotion for Eppendorf ... Pipette.com customers to purchase the highest quality tubes ... Tubes are ideal for customers doing chemical, medical, ... lab technicians who are not regularly able to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Armetheon Completes $7.0 Million Series A Financing 2Armetheon Completes $7.0 Million Series A Financing 3Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 2Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 3Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 4Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 5Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3
... Library of Life Science Research and Enables Experiment ... SIAL ) and Ingenuity Systems today ... Web-based biological search portal for exploring dynamic gene-based ... extensive library of research findings, Your Favorite Gene ...
... Development of Accurate Blood Test for Common Genetic Disorders ... Artemis Health Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to the ... it has acquired a co-exclusive worldwide license from ... diagnostic tests based on pioneering research from the lab ...
... Australia, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Pharmaxis Ltd (AXS: PXS,Nasdaq: ... Quarterly Report to Shareholders,on the afternoon of Wednesday, 28th ... teleconference the following morning to review the quarter,and answer ... will be on Thursday, 29th January at 8:30am (Sydney),(Wednesday, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Launches Your Favorite Gene Powered by Ingenuity 2Sigma-Aldrich Launches Your Favorite Gene Powered by Ingenuity 3Sigma-Aldrich Launches Your Favorite Gene Powered by Ingenuity 4Artemis Health Licenses Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Analysis Technology from Stanford University 2Artemis Health Licenses Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Analysis Technology from Stanford University 3
GOAT ANTI HUMAN PARAINFLUENZA VIRUS 2+3...
ANTI 5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN CONJ....
... use with T4 Polynucleotide Kinase for ... ends) of nucleic acids. In the ... the 5' phosphate group from DNA ... Gamma-phosphate of ATP to the free ...
IMAGEQUANT 400 IQTL, 1 EA. Category: ImageQuant CCD Imagers....
Biology Products: