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


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    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:37 am Email this article
    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.

    The study interviewed 240 parents of children 2- to 5.9-years-old.

    REFERENCE

    Taveras E, Sandora T, Shih M, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann D, Gillman M. The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Nov, 14(11):2034-41.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Elsie Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School
    133 Brookline Avenue, 6th floor
    Boston, MA 02215
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