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Children with a television in their room are one-third more likely to be overweight
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:02 am Email this article
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.
After adjusting for exercise and internet use
This was after controlling for physical activity and internet use.
Subjects: 2343 children, 9-12 years-old
The study analyzed data from 2343 children, ages 9- to 12-years-old, who were enrolled in public schools.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Longacre M, Gibson JJ, Beach M, Titus-Ernstoff LT, Dalton MA. Children with a tv in their bedroom at higher risk for being overweight. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Apr, 31(4):644-51.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Anna M. Adachi-Mejia
Community Health Research Program
Hood Center for Children and Families
Department of Pediatrics
Dartmouth Medical School
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, USA
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