Medical News Summary: Daughters mimic motherís dietary habits


About: Daughters mimic motherís dietary habits
Date: 26 September 2004
Source: Medical News Today
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today): Studies show that mothers can greatly influence their daughterís dietary habits later in life. Young girls very quickly pick up on subtle dietary habits and often copy them. Obese mothers are more likely to have obese daughters than sons as girls mimic their mothers more closely. It is recommended that mothers exhibit a healthy attitude to food which will be passed on to their daughters.
Related Disease Topics: Diet, Obesity, Overweight

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