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- Unhealthy habits associated with TV viewing. // Nursing Standard;5/24/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 37, p17
The article offers information regarding the number of hours spent by a child in watching a television, which is a useful indicator for a healthcare staff to identify risk of poor diet and low physical activity level. In Australia, 25 percent of children are classed as obese. The researchers...
- Television Viewing and Obesity in Adult Males. Tucker, Larry A.; Friedman, Glenn M. // American Journal of Public Health;Apr89, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p516
Abstract: We estimated the extent to which time spent watching television is associated with obesity and super-obesity among 6,138 employed adult males. After adjustment for age, smoking status, length of work week, measured physical fitness, and reported weekly hours of exercise, people who...
- Lifestyle Cannot Be Overlooked in Obesity. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;2005, Issue 93, p8
The article reports that being overweight or obese continues to be linked with being at a higher risk of developing any of a number of chronic diseases. Adults who skip breakfast compensate for the energy shortfall by eating foods high in fat and/or added sugar but low in micronutrients...
- Adolescent obesity a global epidemic. // Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal;Jul2005, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p2
The article focuses on the findings of an international systematic review, according to which obesity in school age children is a global epidemic, and television watching is a main contributor. The study compared overweight and obesity in children aged 10-16 years in almost 140,000 adolescents...
- Metabolism, exercise, and television. // Pediatrics for Parents;1993, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p5
Focuses on the relationship between adolescent obesity and watching television (TV). Article published in the June 1993 issue of the `American Family Physician' journal; Comparison of the metabolic rates of adolescent girls when they watched TV and when they quietly rested; Lowered metabolism...
- TURN OFF THE TUBE! // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Apr2001, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p40
Reveals the link between obesity and television watching.
- Scientists Say . . . TV Can Make You Gain Weight. // Current Health 1;Nov99, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p2
Reports that watching television is a cause of obesity.
- Couch potatoes: tube-ers. // Better Nutrition;Jun2002, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p26
Focuses on the attribution of Type-2 adult-onset diabetes to television watching. Reference to the findings of a study at Harvard School of Public Health; Estimate of males with higher risk of diabetes due to television watching for more than three hours a day; Age group of the subjects.
- More TV, more obesity. // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Mar1998, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p117
Presents an abstract of the article `Associations Among Physical Activity, Television Watching, and Obesity in Adult Pima Indians,' by S.J. FitzGerald, A.M. Kriska, M.A. Pereira and M.P de Courten, published in `Medicine and Science in Sorts and Exercise.'