Excessive TV viewing and cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescents. The AVENA cross-sectional study
- Exploring Causality between TV Viewing and Weight Change in Young and Middle-Aged Adults. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Helajärvi, Harri; Rosenström, Tom; Pahkala, Katja; Kähönen, Mika; Lehtimäki, Terho; Heinonen, Olli J.; Oikonen, Mervi; Tammelin, Tuija; Viikari, Jorma S. A.; Raitakari, Olli T. // PLoS ONE;Jul2014, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p1
Background: Television viewing time (TV time) is associated with increased weight and obesity, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. Methods and Results: We evaluated changes in TV time, waist circumference (waist) and body mass index (BMI) in participants of the population-based...
- Effects of TV time and other sedentary pursuits. Swinburn, B.; Shelly, A. // International Journal of Obesity;Dec2008 Supplement 7, Vol. 32, pS132
Television (TV) viewing is the dominant recreational pastime at all ages, especially for children and adolescents. Many studies have shown that higher TV viewing hours are associated with higher body mass index (BMI), lower levels of fitness and higher blood cholesterol levels. Although the...
- Excessive television viewing increases BMI, yet not a risk factor for childhood obesity or thinness: A cross sectional study on Thai school children. Rerksuppaphol, Lakkana; Rerksuppaphol, Sanguansak // HealthMed;2011 Supplement 1, Vol. 5, p1895
Background: Childhood obesity is a pandemic lifestyle disorder, a precursor of cardiovascular complication. TV viewing, one of the etiology obesity encourages reduced activity and overeating. Objective: To demonstrate the effects of TV viewing for long period on nutritional status of school...
- Television viewing, television content, food intake, physical activity and body mass index: a cross-sectional study of preschool children aged 2-6 years. Cox, Rachael; Skouteris, Helen; Rutherford, Leonie; Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew; Dell' Aquila, Daniela; Hardy, Louise L. // Health Promotion Journal of Australia;Apr2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p58
Issue Addressed: The mechanisms underlying the relationship between television (TV) viewing and weight status in preschool aged children are not well understood. This study aimed to explore the relationships between preschool children's TV viewing habits (i.e. time spent viewing, content watched...
- Television Viewing Time in Hong Kong Adult Population: Associations with Body Mass Index and Obesity. Xie, Yao Jie; Stewart, Sunita M.; Lam, Tai Hing; Viswanath, Kasisomayajula; Chan, Sophia S. // PLoS ONE;Jan2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1
Background: Obesity is increasing dramatically in the Asia-Pacific region particularly China. The population of Hong Kong was exposed to modernization far earlier than the rest of China, reflecting conditions that are likely to be replicated as other Chinese cities undergo rapid change. This...
- Kudos to PTC for Pointing Out Rise in '$#*!' on TV. Eggerton, John; Gibbons, Kent; Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;11/15/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 43, p8
The article reports that Parents Television Council (PTC) has been congratulated for a catchy program title of its latest broadside at television content with a focus on naughty bits and phrases that were unavoidable given the topic, but made for titillating reading nonetheless.
- Television Isn't that Bad. Zemke, Dawn // Today's Christian Woman;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p35
The article discusses the importance of watching television with the family.
- Kids use web as much as TV, reports Ofcom. Eleftheriou-Smith, Loulla-Mae // PRWeek (London);11/2/2012, p19
The article reports on the findings of a study conducted by the British Office of Communications (Ofcom) which examined the Internet and television habits of British children aged 12 to 15 years.
- Broadcast-Only TV Homes on the Rise. MCPHERSON, DOUG // Response;Aug2013, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p9
The article reports on the findings of researcher GfK on the increasing number of broadcast-only television (TV) homes in the U.S. in 2013.