Navigation Links
TV linked to poor snacking habits, cardiovascular risk in middle schoolers
Date:3/28/2014

s a day) and high computer/video games (two to six hours a day). Self-reported snack behavior and physiologic markers were then compared.

The research found that kids who spent more time in front of a screen regardless of the type snack more frequently and are more likely to choose less healthy snacks. High TV viewers and computer/video game users both reported eating roughly 3.5 snacks a day one full snack more than kids who had minimal exposure to these technologies. But children who watched two to six hours a day of TV were more likely than the high computer/video game group to eat high-fat foods such as French fries and chips.

Jackson said this is likely because these kids are bombarded by TV commercials that tend to reinforce less healthy foods often higher in sugar, salt and fats. In addition, kids tend to have free hands while watching TV as opposed to when they are on the computer or playing video games, which provides more opportunity for mindless snacking. Earlier studies have also shown that children tend to eat more when they watch TV.

"Snacks are important, and choosing a piece of fruit rather than a bag of chips can make a really big difference for one's health," Jackson said. "Parents need to monitor their kids' activities. Our results offer even more reason to limit the amount of TV time kids have and are right in line with current recommendations."

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting entertainment screen time to less than one or two hours per day. But children actually spend a whopping seven plus hours on entertainment media each day 4.5 of which are spent watching TV. Excessive media use has also been linked to obesity, attention problems, school difficulties and sleep and eating disorders.

"The wealth of studies now show a significant link between being overweight in childhood and continuing that trend into adulthood," Jackson said. "The more we can change behavior early on t
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Casteel
bcasteel@acc.org
202-375-6275
American College of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Marriage linked to lower heart risks in study of 3.5+ million adults
2. Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
3. Hormone levels linked to survival of deer calves, study suggests
4. Clusters of broken hearts may be linked to massive natural disasters
5. Psychiatric complications in women with PCOS often linked to menstrual irr
6. 9/11 linked to 3 heart disease culprits: Obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD
7. Gestational diabetes linked to increased risk for heart disease in midlife
8. Hungry for likes: Frequent Facebook use linked to eating disorder risk, study finds
9. Imprint of chemotherapy linked to inflammation in breast cancer survivors
10. High potency statins linked to better outcome following a heart attack
11. Well-child visits linked to more than 700,000 subsequent flu-like illnesses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... Aaron Marshall, Corporate Counsel at Northrop Grumman, will ... Agency for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. He joined the ... states, "“Serving on the HASA board has given me a ... me remember how much others need help." , ABOUT AARON ... has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Tomas Ganz, MD, ... with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for his ... the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin and investigation of its roles ... Prize Laureate and past Society president E. Donnall Thomas, ... represented a paradigm shift or significant discovery in the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... at the University of Utah,s John A. Moran Eye ... Eye Research (ISER) as the recipient of the Houston, ... in Retina Research., The award recognizes lifetime achievement by ... to the understanding of vitreoretinal diseases or disorders. The ... Biennial Meeting in San Francisco, where Marc will deliver ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... As reported on July 17, 2014 by ABC News, ... favorite beauty products, “ Botox , that’s pretty much it.” ... has changed my life” by halving the amount of ... various, daily appearances. “Suddenly my eyelids are no longer ... “I think that Kelly Ripa’s response to the question was ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA 2014) will be ... , Lung Cancer is still the leading cause of ... on the success of the previous conferences in Chile, ... discuss the science and advances in the treatment and ... Latin America in particular. , With tobacco being the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Board President for Baltimore-based Nonprofit 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 3Health News:University of Utah researcher Robert Marc receives Paul Kayser International Award 2Health News:Celebrity Botox: Kelly Ripa Confesses to Getting Botox Injections 2
... Dr. Lawyer will lead clinical efforts of the ... KePRO, a national medical,management firm, appointed Lenaye ... Dr. Lawyer will oversee all clinical aspects of ... Harrisburg,office., "Dr. Lawyer has practiced her entire ...
... the Northeast region with more hires,planned throughout the ... Aug. 28 The Pennsylvania,Patient Safety Authority has ... to help healthcare facilities that report to the,Pennsylvania ... Pennsylvania citizens., "Last year in focus groups ...
... 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to ... percent of patients with atrial fibrillation, a known risk factor ... anti-clotting drug warfarin, a new study found. , Among those ... prevent a stroke. And an additional 25 percent were taking ...
... growing professional and consumer markets in China. , ... ... international venture capital firm, today announced that together with Mustang Ventures, ... of financing for Profex.Inc. Trident Capital & Mustang Ventures jointly invested ...
... HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 28 Guava Technologies, Inc.,announced ... Group to,provide drug discovery researchers with an automated ... key component of a larger,strategic initiative by Guava ... voiced need for sophisticated cell analysis technology to,support ...
... increased plaque , , THURSDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A ... in the brain that is thought to play a key ... the protein, known as amyloid beta, was directly linked to ... When brain cell communication increased, so did amyloid beta. When ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lenaye Lawyer, MD, FACOG, Named KePRO Medical Director 2Health News:Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Hires Patient Safety Liaison to Help Healthcare Facilities Implement Guidance 2Health News:Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Hires Patient Safety Liaison to Help Healthcare Facilities Implement Guidance 3Health News:Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose 2Health News:Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose 3Health News:Trident Capital and Mustang Ventures Lead Series A Investment in Profex, Inc. 2Health News:Trident Capital and Mustang Ventures Lead Series A Investment in Profex, Inc. 3Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Cell Analysis Company Forges Partnership With Hudson Control Group as First Step in Automation Initiative to Support Drug Discovery Research 2Health News:San Francisco Bay Area Cell Analysis Company Forges Partnership With Hudson Control Group as First Step in Automation Initiative to Support Drug Discovery Research 3Health News:Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014  Neurotrope Bioscience, Inc., ... a world-wide, exclusive license agreement with the Icahn School ... ( Mount Sinai ) to utilize its ... Bryostatin-1 in the treatment of Niemann-Pick Type C Disease ... afflicted with Alzheimer-like symptoms. The license also covers other ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) ... and medical device R&D outsourcing company with operations in ... , today announced that it will release financial results ... Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (which will ... release will be available on the investor relations section of ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014  UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized ... for medical devices incorporating lithium or nickel-based batteries. ... for Household and Commercial Batteries, and UL 1642 ... Consensus standards are standards recognized by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurotrope Enters Collaborative Agreement with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for use of Bryostatin-1 in the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C 2Neurotrope Enters Collaborative Agreement with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for use of Bryostatin-1 in the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C 3Neurotrope Enters Collaborative Agreement with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for use of Bryostatin-1 in the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C 4Neurotrope Enters Collaborative Agreement with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for use of Bryostatin-1 in the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C 5WuXi PharmaTech Schedules Second-Quarter 2014 Earnings Release 2Two UL Battery Safety Standards Are now FDA Recognized Consensus Standards for Medical Devices 2
... 6, 2011 A new study , released ... the United States witnessed opiate prescriptions for chronic abdominal ... Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director for the Waismann Method, an ... that this increase signals the gaining popularity of prescription ...
...  Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading global provider of ... a leading global pharmaceutical services company has signed with ...   This new Glowpoint customer is the ... clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions. The firm has ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 2Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 3Global Pharmaceutical Services Company Turns to Glowpoint's OpenVideo™ Cloud 2
... The new Finnpipette Focus ... specifically to combine ergonomics with ... interchangeable handle plate offers a ... sizes. The new shorter tip ...
Inquire...
Pipetman F is a fixed-volume, air-displacement pipette. Thirteen robust models cover a large volume range from 2 L to 1000 L, with Gilsons legendary accuracy and precision....
Pipetman F is a fixed-volume, air-displacement pipette. Thirteen robust models cover a large volume range from 2 L to 1000 L, with Gilsons legendary accuracy and precision....
Medicine Products: