Learn about how family meals may lower the risk of severe eating disorders in this medical report.
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[Music Playing] This is Insidermedicine In 60. From Minneapolis, family meals may lower the risk of severe eating disorders. In a five year follow-up of the EAT study, which included over 2500 adolescents from 31 schools, those who regularly ate five or more meals per week with family members were 29% less likely to engage in extreme weight loss measures. From Baltimore, teenagers who engage in wheeled activities are less likely to become obese in later life. In particular, those who performed activities like rollerblading, skateboarding and bicycling more than four times per week halved their risk. And finally from New York, it appears that warnings about the increased risk of suicidal behavior in children and adolescents taking SSRI anti-depressants are having an effect. Following the FDA's recommendation that paroxetine not be used in depressed youths. There was an absolute decline in its use in this population as well as in the use of other SSRIs following the black box warning for anti-depressants. For Insidermedicine In 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma. [Music Playing]