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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Watching Television Gives Children Larger Waistline

It appears as if there are lies, damned lies and research.
An increasing number of parents today are using the television as an 'electronic babysitter', according to evidence. Some parents tell their children that watching too much TV will make their eyes go square and, although this is not true, evidence is emerging that watching too much TV as a child could mean they end up with a larger waistline.

A new study, featured in BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, has discovered that children's muscular fitness decreases the more hours young children spend in front of the television and that their waist lines become larger as they approach their teens, which can have potential health consequences in their adulthood.
In the absence of too many Calories, no amount of TV watching will add a single ounce to the body.

Or a millimeter to a waistline.

It is not TV.

It is the Calories, stupid.

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