Wednesday, January 31, 2007

TV making kids fat

Less Television, More Gathering Around Dinner Table Prevents Kids From Becoming Overweight ScienceDaily 2/1/07 "After following 8,000 children from kindergarten to third grade, researchers concluded that kids who watched the most TV were at the greatest risk of being or becoming overweight. Children who ate fewer meals with their families also were at risk for becoming overweight...Members of the persistently overweight groups also lived in neighborhoods that parents perceived as less safe for outdoor play. "These results suggest that some overweight children have fewer options for active play when they are at home," Gable said."

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