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People who had lost 10% and watch 4 hours of TV are twice as likely to have regained 5%
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People who, a year earlier, had lost 10 percent of their body weight, were twice as likely to have regained at least 5 percent if they watched 4 or more hours of television compared to those who watched an hour or less according to an analysis of 1310 people from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) done in the U.S who a year earlier had lost at least 10 percent of their maximum body weight.
2-3 Hours of TV per Day
2-3 hours of TV watching per day increased risk of weight gain by 50%
Those who reported watching 2-3 hours of television per day were 1.5 times as likely to have gained at least 5 percent.
Weiss E, Galuska D, Kettel Khan L, Gillespie C, Serdula M. Weight regain in u.s. Adults who experienced substantial weight loss, 1999-2002. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul, 33(1):34-40.
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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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