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Watching one hour of TV per day increases risk for obesity by 50%

April 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Children who watched at least one hour of television per day were significantly more likely to be overweight vs. children who watched 30 minutes or less, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.

Mark D. DeBoer, MD, MSc, MCR, of the University of Virginia, and colleagues assessed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey for 11,113 children in kindergarten during the 2011 to 2012 school year. Parents reported lifestyle factors that may affect children’s educational performance, including number of hours of television watched per weekday and weekend day and how often children used computers. Children’s height and weight were also measured. Researchers conducted follow-up one year later for 10,853 of initial study participants.

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College Diabetes Network, ADA partner for 'Off to College' guide

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The College Diabetes Network, with support from the American Diabetes Association will launch a “how-to” guide with the goal of better supporting incoming…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

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VIDEO: Managing PCOS requires commitment to being healthy

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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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