Bedroom TVs Linked to Childhood Obesity

A television in the bedroom raises a child’s risk for obesity, a new study suggests.

The study analyzed information on 369 children ages 5 to 18 who underwent body scans to determine the amount of fat mass they had.

Children with a TV in their bedroom were about twice as likely to have high levels of fat mass — defined as levels in the top 25 percent — compared with those without a TV in their room.

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Published on 01/03/2013