Health Note: Is Your Teen Watching Her Weight?

Eating high-fiber cereal for breakfast can help teen girls maintain healthy body weight, according to a 10-year study recently reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Among 2,300 girls in the study, those who ate cereal three times per week or more had lower body mass index (BMI) than those who did not, regardless of their physical activity. Researchers speculate that the cereal replaced "less-healthful food choices," making girls' diets lower in fat, and higher in fiber and calcium.

-- by Christina Elston

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