Navigation Links
Surfing to a Higher Weight
Date:7/9/2008

Teen girls likely to be heavier if they spend a lot of time on the Internet, study shows,,,,

WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who spend a lot of time on the Internet are more likely to see their weight creeping slowly up than adolescents who spend less time in front of the computer screen, new research shows.

And the association between computer use and weight held true even when the researchers accounted for the amount of exercise the girls were getting. The Harvard researchers also found that a lack of sleep and alcohol consumption were associated with increasing weight.

"We found more weight gain -- after adjustment for height growth and other factors including physical activity -- for females who spent more recreational time on the Internet, for those getting the least sleep, and for those drinking the most alcohol," said study author Catherine Berkey, a biostatistician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Results of the study were published in the July issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.

Berkey's study included data on more than 5,000 teenage girls from across the United States. The girls were between the ages of 14 and 21. In 2001, they completed surveys detailing their Internet use, sleep habits, coffee consumption, alcohol consumption and physical activity. The girls' weight and height were measured in 2000 and then again in 2001.

The researchers asked the girls to report only their recreational Internet usage -- not usage for school or work.

Teen girls who spent more than 16 hours a week on the Internet were almost twice as likely to have a change in their body-mass index, even after the researchers controlled for sleep, coffee and alcohol use. Once the researchers factored in physical activity and TV and video game use, girls with the most Internet use were still about 57 percent more likely to have gained weight.'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
2. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
3. Hushed Genes Might Mean Higher Lung Cancer Risk
4. Higher death rates in kidney patients with newly recognized disease
5. Vulnerable groups are not at higher risk of physician-assisted death
6. Study Determines Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Has Higher Specificity Than MRI in Patients With Equivocal Mammograms
7. In birds, expecting to mate leads to higher fertilization rates
8. COPD rates, higher than expected in China, will continue to grow
9. Caesarean births pose higher risks for mother and baby
10. CDC Reports Prevalence of Worms Transmitted by Dogs and Cats to Humans is Higher Than Previously Understood
11. Diesel exhaust associated with higher heart attack, stroke risk in men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surfing to a Higher Weight
(Date:5/2/2015)... Ticket Down has secured additional inventories of authentic ... event today, Saturday, May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden ... able to secure tickets for both the actual fight and ... have wanted for more than five years was finally been ... step inside the ring to fight Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao in ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 We are pleased ... Delray Recovery Center as one of the Top Workplaces ... in the addiction treatment field for their ethics and ... innovate and to continue their educational efforts. The Delray ... environment, never forgetting their purpose – to help individuals ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 ZoomCare, the Portland-based innovator of ... to offer its new healthcare insurance to individuals and ... Health Insurance System is the nation’s first health insurance ... performance. ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance was ZoomCare’s first such ... are subject to review and regulation by the Oregon ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Jusuru International has been awarded the prestigious 2015 ... flagship nutritional supplement, Liquid BioCell™ Life, and the relaunch ... logo, new packaging, new products, and new messaging. ... and promote programs that serve as examples of direct ... International for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to direct ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Hope ... continued support of Hope For The Warriors® and military ... $20K to support Hope For The Warriors®, a national ... the family unit, and restoring hope for our service ... autograph signings, All American Ford collected and matched small ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Tickets: Ticket Down Has Last Minute Tickets for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 2Health News:Cheap Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Tickets: Ticket Down Has Last Minute Tickets for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 3Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 2Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 3Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 4Health News:Jusuru International Receives 2015 DSA Ethos Award 5Health News:All American Ford Presents Donation to Nonprofit Hope For The Warriors 2
... five whites could carry a genetic variant that substantially increases ... to new research. This genetic variant, characterized by one ... response to specific chemical signals. In the study, led by ... more than threefold increase in the odds that carriers will ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New research ... -- contain a fatty acid that may lower the risk of ... according to the study in the Dec. 21 issue of the ... blood levels of this fatty acid reduce their odds of diabetes ...
... TUESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Judy Brown says she has ... Brown, now 51 and living in Nashua, N.H., remembers being ... come on, even though she didn,t understand at the time what ... she said. "Sometimes it would be a car, a back seat ...
... people with early stage liver cancer were more likely than ... new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. ... cancer patients were alive but only 15 percent of Hispanic ... times ranged from 10 months for whites and Hispanics to ...
... monitoring helped push cure rates to nearly 88 percent ... Research Hospital acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment protocol and ... battling the most common childhood cancer. A report ... of Clinical Oncology noted that overall survival jumped 30 ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... among Americans, a new study shows, despite reported links to ... safe "spray-on" tans. In fact, about one in every ... they use indoor tanning, University of Minnesota researchers report. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Genetic trait could triple odds of whites' susceptibility to heavy cocaine abuse 2Health News:Genetic trait could triple odds of whites' susceptibility to heavy cocaine abuse 3Health News:Genetic trait could triple odds of whites' susceptibility to heavy cocaine abuse 4Health News:Whole-Fat Dairy Products May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study 2Health News:Whole-Fat Dairy Products May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study 3Health News:A Lifetime of Migraines 2Health News:Blacks with liver cancer more likely to die, study finds 2Health News:Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients 2Health News:Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients 3Health News: Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk 2Health News: Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk 3
(Date:4/30/2015)... SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care ® ... and manufacturer of the t:slim ® and t:flex™ Insulin ... March 31, 2015. In comparing the first ... , Sales grew 53 percent to $12.3 million from $8.1 ... 2,487 pumps from 1,723 pumps "Our investment in ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... , April 30, 2015   Regulus Therapeutics ... leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting ... and highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 ... markets close. Regulus will host a ... at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today financial results for ... million and net loss was $4.9 million for the ... total revenues of $6.3 million and net loss of ... 2014.At March 31, 2015, we had cash and investments ... $34.9 million at December 31, 2014.  Subsequent to quarter-end, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Tandem Diabetes Care Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 2Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 3DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 2DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 3DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 4DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 5DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 6DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 7DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 8DURECT Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Update of Programs 9
... 2012  At the 2012 American Association of Neurological ... the Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta (booth #725) ... Knife® Perfexion™ that promise to enhance information ... us the opportunity to demonstrate to neurological surgeons ...
... PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2012 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. ... Drug Application (ANDA) for Fluvastatin Capsules USP, 20 mg ... Lescol ® Capsules. This product is indicated for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elekta to Unveil New Neuroscience Solution for Leksell Gamma Knife at 2012 AANS Meeting 2Mylan Launches First Generic Version of Lescol® Capsules 2
... basic Thermomixer is a compact model that ... x 1.5 ml tubes. Impressive features of ... design, and high stabilityeven at maximum mixing ... gentle to vigorous mixing, including intermittent mixing; ...
... ug Strept. 25 ug Fungizone ... and Buffer products are manufactured ... and are cell culture tested ... Properties, Sterility : Neg. , ...
... 25,000 units Penicillin/25,000 ... Cell Culture Reagent and ... in accordance with cGMP ... culture tested to assure ...
Penicillin-Streptomycin-Glutamine (100X) liquid...
Medicine Products: