TV in Kids’ Bedrooms Tied to Extra Pounds (Today)


According to a new Dartmouth study, children who have a television in their bedrooms gain about one extra pound per year compared to those without a TV in their rooms, reports Today.

The researchers found that in the United States, 60 percent of children ages 10-14 have a television in their bedrooms. “This obesity risk factor accounts for over 15 million pounds of excess weight gain per year among U.S. adolescents,“ says Diane Gilbert-Diamond, the study’s lead researcher and an assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Read the full story, published 3/3/14 by Today.

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