Navigation Links
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes
Date:3/22/2013

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If your young children are picky eaters, they may be able to blame it on their genes, according to a new study.

The findings add to growing evidence that genes play an important role in children's eating behaviors, including the tendency to avoid new foods, said the researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"In some respects, food neophobia, or the aversion to trying new foods, is similar to child temperament or personality," study leader Myles Faith, an associate professor of nutrition, said in a university news release.

"Some children are more genetically susceptible than others to avoid new foods. However, that doesn't mean that they can't change their behaviors and become a little less picky," he explained.

The researchers looked at 66 pairs of twins, aged 4 to 7, and found that genes were responsible for 72 percent of the variation kids' tendency to avoid new foods. The rest of the variation was influenced by household and family factors.

Previous studies found that genes explained 78 of the variation in aversion to trying new foods in children aged 8 to 11 and 69 percent of the variation in adults. This suggests that the effect of genes remains relatively constant across all ages.

The researchers also found that in families with heavier parents, children were overweight only if they avoided trying new foods.

"It's unexpected, but the finding certainly invites interesting questions about how food neophobia and temperament potentially shape longer-term eating and influence body weight," Faith said.

The study was published March 21 in the journal Obesity.

To increase children's acceptance of new foods, the researchers said that parents can serve as role models and provide repeated opportunities for their children to try new foods. This might include offering several new foods and letting children decide which ones th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Where Technology Meets Humanity: Email List Helps People Heal from Eating Disorders
2. Study finds tiny, targeted drug particles may be effective in treating chronic diseases
3. Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimers
4. Walk it out: Urban design plays key role in creating healthy cities
5. Ohio Psychological Association Partners with Columbus State Community College for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
6. Eating Out Can Hurt Heart Health, Expert Warns
7. UGA researchers identify brain pathway triggering impulsive eating
8. New cancer vaccine shows future promise in treating and preventing metastatic cancers
9. KBA announces OfficeforHealthâ„¢ for US Healthcare Providers, Creating a Real Outcome for Better Health
10. UC research examines interventions in treating African-Americans with substance abuse
11. Integrative Health Expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia Releases What Doctors Eat: Tips, Recipes, and the Ultimate Eating Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Perfect Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Home Care Assistance ... for seniors, is proud to welcome Carrie Rose as ... Home Care Assistance, Carrie worked as a caregiver in ... Certified Nursing Assistant in skilled nursing facilities for several ... a trainer with the State of Arizona in the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... have been adopted by most health agencies to deal ... unnecessary, and may heighten panic and fear among the ... published in The Lancet , and written by ... in Spain, and colleagues. , Ebola virus is ... faeces and other secretions, both direct and indirect, from ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... become increasingly about datahow to gather it, organize ... databases to analyze and share data lies at ... collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and ... and methods used in bioinformatics have been instrumental ... genetics and genomics. But, in the plant sciences, ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Following ... on July 21, the FDA issued a warning ... the word about this harmful substance that is readily available ... , In May, high school senior Logan Stiner died from ... investigation of the substance, leading the FDA to issue a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... researchers place glue directly on the nerve stumps, but ... and allows glue to easily invade the nerve ends. ... to insert the nerve ends into the conduit because ... Xiangdang Liang and co-workers from the General Hospital of ... technique and defined the best parameters for its use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Home Care Assistance Expands Staff to Meet Growing Demand for In-Home Care Services in Scottsdale 2Health News:Home Care Assistance Expands Staff to Meet Growing Demand for In-Home Care Services in Scottsdale 3Health News:The Lancet: Respiratory infection controls being used for ebola patients are unnecessary and may contribute to public panic 2Health News:Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world 2Health News:Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world 3Health News:FDA Issues Safety Advisory for Caffeine Powders 2
... Presents Study at International Society of Cellular Therapy ... Cells for Possible Utilization in TransplantationOLDSMAR, Fla., May ... announced results of a new study showing that ... cells from umbilical cord blood expands the number ...
... N.Y., May 5 Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... help consumers manage blood sugar levels, improve cardiovascular health, enhance ... - prior to the opening of the market - on ... year 2009, ended March 31, 2009. The Company has scheduled ...
... 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc.,("Chindex" or the ... independent American,provider of Western healthcare products and services ... the Company is scheduled to participate in the,Oppenheimer ... 19-21, 2009, at,300 Madison Avenue in New York ...
... Assists Physicians In Identifying Recurrence Risk and the Need ... Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT ... resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, today ... test that helps physicians identify the probability of a ...
... It,s official...Curamin is the natural products industry,s Best ... number-one pain-relieving product, is slated to receive a ... magazine in its upcoming June issue. The ... based on a nationwide survey of health food ...
... medical supplies on a regular basis can save even more with ... many struggle with rising medical costs, the MSD Club membership will ... incontinence and other disposable medical supplies. , ... (PRWEB) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells 2Health News:Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells 3Health News:Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells 4Health News:Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells 5Health News:Nutrition 21 to Report Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2Health News:Chindex International, Inc. Announces May Conference Participation 2Health News:Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test 2Health News:Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test 3Health News:Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test 4Health News:Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test 5Health News:Clarient Launches New Breast Cancer Test 6Health News:Curamin Voted Best New Natural Remedy in the Country 2Health News:TheMedicalSupplyDepot.com Announces New Discount Medical Supplies MSD Club 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... , August 28, 2014 ... Market Research "Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market (Tags, Readers, Middleware, ... Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" the global ... billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at ... reach an estimated value of USD 5.3 billion in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014   Venaxis, Inc.  (Nasdaq:  APPY), an ... FDA clearance for and commercializing its CE Marked ... in identifying children, adolescent, and young adult patients in ... appendicitis, today announced it will present at three upcoming ... Annual Global Investment Conference being held in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Telik, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a ... with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. on July 8, 2014, ... to the development of its lead antibody program ... the Company,s internally developed antibody discovery platform.  These ... antibody based therapeutic and diagnostic products based on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 5Venaxis to Present at September Investor Conferences 2Venaxis to Present at September Investor Conferences 3Telik Reports Progress Toward Multiple Early Stage Milestones in the Development of a Novel Antibody-based Therapeutic Agent for Gastrointestinal Cancers 2Telik Reports Progress Toward Multiple Early Stage Milestones in the Development of a Novel Antibody-based Therapeutic Agent for Gastrointestinal Cancers 3Telik Reports Progress Toward Multiple Early Stage Milestones in the Development of a Novel Antibody-based Therapeutic Agent for Gastrointestinal Cancers 4
... traits contribute to risk, of skin cancer; findings will ... May 18 In two papers published,today, deCODE scientists ... the company,s recent findings in the genetics of pigmentation,traits ... of these,common variants also confer risk of two types ...
... Annual Meeting Will Further Demonstrate, the Strength ... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16 Millennium Pharmaceuticals,The Takeda Oncology ... are scheduled to be featured at the 2008 American ... May 30 -,June 3, 2008. The data will highlight ...
Cached Medicine Technology:deCODE Discovers Novel Genetic Links Between Pigmentation Traits and Risk of Skin Cancer 2deCODE Discovers Novel Genetic Links Between Pigmentation Traits and Risk of Skin Cancer 3deCODE Discovers Novel Genetic Links Between Pigmentation Traits and Risk of Skin Cancer 4New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 2New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 3New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 4New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 5New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 6New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 7New Data Support High Complete Remission Rates With VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma 8
Used for the introduction of catheters, balloons and other vascular devices....
Used to introduce balloon, closed and non-tapered end catheters or other devices for intervention....
Sheath Introducer featuring patented SLIX Valve, rotating collar, kink-resistant cannula and atraumatic tip transitions....
The TAXUS Express Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System is indicated for improving luminal diameter for the treatment of de novo lesions = 28 mm in length in native coronary arteries = 2.5 to = 3....
Medicine Products: