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


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    Friday, September 21, 2007 8:45 am Email this article
    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. Subjects

    Subjects: 11,137 children, 5-12 years-old

    The study included 11,137 children who were 5- to 12-years-old and were part of the National Nutrition Survey in Colombia from 2005.

     

    Overweight

    11% overweight or obese

    Among these children, 11.1 percent were overweight or obese.

    REFERENCE

    Gomez LF, Parra DC, Lobelo F, Samper B, Moreno J, Jacoby E, Lucumi D, Matsudo S, Borda C. Television viewing and its association with overweight in colombian children: Results from the 2005 national nutrition survey: A cross sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2007 Sep 19, 4(1):41.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    L. F. Gomez
    Division de Salud Fundacion FES-Social
    Bogota, Colombia
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