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

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    Friday, April 06, 2007 2:59 am Email this article
    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. 2-4 Hours vs 2 Hour or Less

    Those watching 2-4 hours are 31% more likely to be obese

    Those who watch 2-4 hours per day are 31 percent more likely to be obese than those who watch less than 2 hours per day, whereas those who watch 4 hours or more per day are 102 percent more likely (twice as likely) to be obese.


    Adults 20-74

    Data from men and women 20-74 years-old

    The data was from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) done in 1999-2002 taken of adults 20- to 74-years-old.


    Sun S, Empie M. Lack of findings for the association between obesity risk and usual sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in adults - a primary analysis of databases of csfii-1989-1991, csfii-1994-1998, NHANES iii, and combined NHANES 1999-2002. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 Feb 17.


    Sam Z. Sun
    Regulatory, Nutritional and Scientific Affairs Group
    James R. Randall Research Center
    Archer Daniels Midland Company
    1001 Brush College Road
    Decatur, IL 62521, USA
    (217) 451-4380 phone
    (217) 451-7098 fax

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