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Asthma

04 February 2011

Family meals better for asthmatic kids

The amount of time families spend eating meals together has been linked to the health and well-being of children,teens and especially those who suffer from asthma.

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, there are declines in substance abuse, eating disorders, and unhealthy weight in their children.

Almost 7 million American children have asthma, a chronic disease that causes airways to become sore and swollen.

 

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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