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    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    TV WATCHING & WEIGHT GAIN

    Each hour of television-watching associated with 0.3 lbs weight gain over 4 years

    Each hour of television-watching was associated with a weight gain of 0.3 pounds over 4 years according to a study by Harvard researchers. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 8:02 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, April 02, 2009

    TELEVISION

    Every extra hour of TV watching is associated with an extra 2.2 lbs of fat in Preschool children

    Every extra hour of TV watching is associated with an extra 2.2 lbs of body fat in Preschool children according to a new study from researchers at University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 02, 2009 2:59 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, September 03, 2008

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    One-fourth of children (26%) watch 4 hours of TV per day, two-thirds (67%) watch at least 2 hours

    "Overall, 26% of US children watched 4 or more hours of television per day and 67% watched at least 2 hours per day," according to a 1998 study.

    Among Black children, 42% watched four or more hour per day. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 10:11 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 19, 2008

    TELEVISION

    People who watch no more than 5 hours of TV per week are only half as likely to be obese

    People who watch no more than 5 hours of television per week are only half as likely to be obese compared to those who watch 21 hours or more according to a study by Margot Shields and Mark Tremblay at Statistics Canada, Canada's national statistics agency.

    "Approximately one-quarter of men (25%) and women (24%) who reported watching television 21 or more hours per week [that is at least 3 hours per day] were classified as obese," the study noted, compared to 14% of men and 11% of women who reported watching 5 hours per week or less [that is less than one hour per day].
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 3:06 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008

    SLEEP

    Each extra hour of sleep reduces risk of childhood obesity in 10-12 year-olds by 14%

    "Both short sleep duration and increased television viewing were associated with greater body fatness, obesity and higher blood pressure, independently of physical activity level," concluded a study of 4452 children from Brazil ages 10- to 12-years-old. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 27, 2008 9:09 am | [0] comments

    Friday, May 09, 2008

    TV

    Obesity’s association to TV watching partially explained by eating while watching TV

    Eating food while watching television has more to do with the increased risk of obesity associated with TV watching than does leisure time activity according to a study from Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 09, 2008 10:22 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, April 17, 2008

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    Girls who watch little TV and get moderate physical activity are 40% less likely to be overweight

    Girls who watch a little television, defined as less than one hour per day, and get a moderate amount of moderate physical activity, defined as 3-5 days per week, are 40 percent less likely to be overweight than girls who watch little TV and engaged in a high amount of moderate physical activity according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. On a

    Yes, this seems counterintuitive, but that is what they found. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 2:21 pm | [0] comments

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    Girls who watch a lot of TV and get little physical activity 3 times more likely to be overweight

    Girls who watch a lot of television, defined as more than four hours of television per day, and get a little vigorous physical activity, defined as less than two days per week, are 3.1 times more likely to be overweight than girls who watch little TV, defined as less than one hour per day, and engaged in a high amount of moderate physical activity, defined as 3-5 days per week, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 2:15 pm | [0] comments

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    Boys risk of overweight is much less affected by television watching and exercise than girls

    Boys who watch a lot of television, defined as more than four hours of television per day, were 22-49 percent more likely to be overweight regardless of how much physical activity they got compared to boys who watched little TV, defined as watching less than one hour per day according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

    Girls watching a lot of television were much more at risk of being overweight compared to boys, the increased risk ranging from 27-211 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 2:14 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, April 07, 2008

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    62% of people who have lost 30 lbs and kept it off for a year watch less than 10 hrs of TV per week

    Sixty-two percent of those in the National Weight Control Registry, who are people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year, watch less than 10 hours of TV per week according to the National Weight Control Registry website. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 12:39 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    Children who watch two hours of TV are twice as likely to be obese

    Children who watch more than two hours of television per day are twice as likely to be obese according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 7:01 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    TELEVISION

    Boys with TV’s in their bedroom are heavier

    Twelve-year-old boys who had a television in their bedroom were heavier, had larger waists and more body fat than boys who did not according to a study from researchers at the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg–Medical Faculty in Strasbourg, France. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 25, 2007 12:45 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, September 21, 2007

    TELEVISION

    Children who watch more than 2 hours of television per day are 32% more likely to obese

    Children who watch two hours or more of television per day are 44 percent more likely to be overweight and 32 percent more likely to be obese compared to those who watch less than two hours per day according to a study from Columbia. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 21, 2007 8:45 am | [0] comments

    Saturday, June 02, 2007

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    People eat more when distracted by television: women 16-21% more, men 50-52% more

    People eat more when they are distracted by television than when they concentrate on the food that they are eating according to an interesting new study by Dr. Alan Hirsch at The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 02, 2007 2:15 am | [0] comments

    Friday, April 06, 2007

    TV WATCHING

    People who watch more than 4 hours of TV per day are twice as likely to be obese

    People who watch more than 4 hours of television per day are twice as likely to be obese as people who watch less than 2 hours according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 2:59 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, April 05, 2007

    TELEVISION WATCHING

    Obesity rates in the U.S. lowest for those who watch the least television

    The prevelance of obesity in U.S. adults is lowest among those who watch the least television compared to those who watch the most: 24 percent versus 41 percent.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 05, 2007 1:12 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    Children with a television in their room are one-third more likely to be overweight

    Children with a television in their room and who watched at least one session of TV or movies per day are 32 percent more likely to be overweight according to a new study from Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Read the entire article | Email this article
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    Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    Every one hour of TV-watching per day increases a child’s risk of overweight 60 percent

    The risk of overweight among children 2- to 5.9-years-old increased 60 percent for every one hour of television they watched per day according to a study from Harvard. Read the entire article | Email this article
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    Tuesday, September 26, 2006

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    Children with TV in their bedroom one-third more likely to be overweight

    Children with a television in their bedroom are 32 percent more likely to be overweight according to a study from Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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  • Each hour of television-watching associated with 0.3 lbs weight gain over 4 years

  • Every extra hour of TV watching is associated with an extra 2.2 lbs of fat in Preschool children

  • One-fourth of children (26%) watch 4 hours of TV per day, two-thirds (67%) watch at least 2 hours

  • People who watch no more than 5 hours of TV per week are only half as likely to be obese

  • Each extra hour of sleep reduces risk of childhood obesity in 10-12 year-olds by 14%

  • Obesity’s association to TV watching partially explained by eating while watching TV

  • Girls who watch little TV and get moderate physical activity are 40% less likely to be overweight

  • Girls who watch a lot of TV and get little physical activity 3 times more likely to be overweight

  • Boys risk of overweight is much less affected by television watching and exercise than girls

  • 62% of people who have lost 30 lbs and kept it off for a year watch less than 10 hrs of TV per week

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  • Boys with TV’s in their bedroom are heavier

  • Children who watch more than 2 hours of television per day are 32% more likely to obese

  • People eat more when distracted by television: women 16-21% more, men 50-52% more

  • People who watch more than 4 hours of TV per day are twice as likely to be obese

  • Obesity rates in the U.S. lowest for those who watch the least television

  • Children with a television in their room are one-third more likely to be overweight

  • Every one hour of TV-watching per day increases a child’s risk of overweight 60 percent

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