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Girls who watch little TV and get moderate physical activity are 40% less likely to be overweight
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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. Subjects
Subjects: 13,600 students 14-18 years old throughout US
The study analyzed data from 13,600 students 14-18 years old throughout the U.S. who participated in the 2001 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Eisenmann J, Bartee RT, Smith D, Welk G, Fu Q. Combined influence of physical activity and television viewing on the risk of overweight in us youth. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Apr, 32(4):613-18.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. J. C. Eisenmann
Department of Kinesiology
Michigan State University
3 IM Circle
East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
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