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    Children with a television in their room are one-third more likely to be overweight


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    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

    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.

    REFERENCE

    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
    HB 7465
    One Medical Center Drive
    Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, USA
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