The Harm Of TOO MUCH TV

August 1, 2006

2374690649 Got this interesting News Bits from the Diabetes in Control, 2006 issue from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. April 2006 on the harmful effects of too much TV among our kids.

Link Between Television and Overweight in Children is Discovered:

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children’s Hospital Boston found that “kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods advertised on television.”

This study provides evidence that television is effective in getting kids to eat the foods that are advertised, and this drives up their total calorie intake.” The results of the study showed that each hour of increased television viewing over baseline was associated with a total energy increase of 167 calories — just about the amount of calories in a soda or a handful of snack food.

The Lesson: One Way to Combat Obesity is to…

Limit What Your Kids

Watch on TV!!!

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