Previous studies suggest that the amount of screen time spent by teenagers is associated with body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat). David Bickham, PhD, of Harvard in Boston, and colleagues report in a new study, however, that it may not be the amount of time spent that influences body weight, but rather, the attention they pay to TV watching that may be more significant. The results of the study, which was published in Pediatrics reveal that adolescents who paid the highest levels of attention to watching TV had more than 2 points higher BMIs than those who […]Continue reading Serious TV Watching May Increase BMI in Teens
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