Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Child Obesity and TV, 3

Results of the study evaluating a link between childhood obesity and watching television were presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS).Key findings included:

  • Kindergarten and first grade children who watched as little as 1 hour of TV every day were 50%-60% more likely to be overweight and 58% to 73% more likely to be obese when compared to those children who watched less than1 hour.

  • Children who watched 1 or more hours of TV daily were 39% more likely to become overweight and 86% more likely to become obese between kindergarten and first grade

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