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Regular family dinners can help kids with asthma

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Spending quality time as a family during mealtime can improve the health of children with asthma.

Researchers observed 200 families with children who had persistent asthma by videotaping their interactions during meals.

Although the average meal lasted only 18 minutes, children in families that spent time talking about the day's events had better lung function, fewer symptoms of asthma and a better overall quality of life.

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