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Obesity rates in the U.S. lowest for those who watch the least television
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The prevelance of obesity in U.S. adults is lowest among those who watch the least television compared to those who watch the most: 24 percent versus 41 percent.
Obestiy Rates by Time Watching TV
Obesity rates among U.S. adults according to their television watching time
The prevelance of obesity by the amount of time that they watch television each day according to the latest survey taken in 1999-2002 are as follows:
- 23.5 percent for those who watch less than 2 hours of TV per day
- 30.7 percent for those who watch 2 to 4 hours of TV per day
- 40.8 percent for those who watch more than 4 hours of TV per day
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
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Decatur, IL 62521, USA
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