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tv makes kids fat?

But only because they eat whilst watching TV, apparently.

“Changes in energy intake, but not changes in physical activity, were differentially related to changes in the targeted sedentary behavior. Reducing television viewing could affect energy intake by minimizing cues to eat and by decreasing exposure to television advertising.”

A Randomized Trial of the Effects of Reducing Television Viewing and Computer Use on Body Mass Index in Young Children

Written by Karen

April 3rd, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Posted in food,television