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

o promote healthy weight and dietary habits, the more likely we will be able to reduce adult-related problems including heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure."

Researchers did not collect information about whether kids actually snacked while watching TV; nor did this study include newer generations of video game platforms such as Wii that promote some activity.

Compared to kids reporting low screen time, the high computer/video game cohort was not associated with elevated blood pressure or body mass index; however, these numbers might be expected to change over time with prolonged sedentary behavior and should be further investigated. Jackson said future studies are also needed to examine interventions that can reduce unhealthy snacking and television watching, while also promoting healthy activities and foods.


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Contact: Beth Casteel
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American College of Cardiology
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