Studies have shown that American children aged 8-18 watch about 4 ½ hours of TV every day. More than two-thirds of these have a TV in their bedroom. Studies also show that one-third of children aged 6-19 are obese. Previous research suggests that habitual TV viewing during childhood and adolescence carries on into adulthood, which has been associated with overweight and increased cholesterol levels. Lead investigator Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD from the Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA states that while most studies on the link between prolonged TV viewing and childhood obesity focus predominantly on body mass index […]Continue reading Long Hours of TV Viewing Increase Cardiometabolic Risk in Kids
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