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Study Shows Too Much TV Time Is Bad For A Child’s Waistline

July 18, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Every hour a preschooler sits glued to the TV means a greater likelihood of a larger waist size by the end of grade four, Canadian researchers have found. Participants in a Quebec-based study included 1,314 children and their parents. The researchers found that a child’s waist size at age 4.5 years increased by slightly less than half a millimeter for every extra weekly hour of TV watched in addition to what they had been watching when they were 2.5 years old. A child who watches 18 hours of television at 4.5 years of age will by age 10 have an extra 7.6 millimeters of waist.
Caroline Fitzpatrick et al., "Early childhood television viewing predicts explosive leg strength and waist circumference by middle childhood", International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, July 18, 2012, © BioMed Central Ltd
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