Navigation Links
Watching TV Blamed for Weight Gain

Scientists have discovered that watching television for an hour increases a child's dietary intake by about 167 calories thereby adding over than six kilograms// to their weight over a year.

Scientists have discovered that watching television for an hour increases a child's dietary intake by about 167 calories thereby adding over than six kilograms to their weight over a year.

This study has been the first to put an exact figure has been put on the influence of television on the diets of children.

Television advertisements have increased the intake of snacks, sweets and fast foods. Following the study health experts have called for urgent guidelines on the amount of TV time a child should have.

The number of children between the ages of two and fifteen who fall in the overweight or obese category have increased to one million, in addition to an increased number of type II diabetes, more common among middle-aged adults. This generation of British children have been expected to have shorter life span than their parents, as a result of this.

This study has corrected a common misconception that children gain weight watching television only because it is often combined with sitting and snacking in front of the screen. While this study showed that the increase in calories was mostly explained by them eating more of the snack foods they had seen advertised.

A second study, at the University of Michigan, found that young children exposed to two or more hours of television a day were three times more likely to be overweight than children watching fewer than two hours.

Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under two be limited to less than two hours of television a day, there is no official guidance in Britain.

Paul Gateley, a professor of exercise and obesity at Leeds Metropolitan University, has called on the Government to recommend that children wa tch less than two hours of television a day.

According to him the lack of Government guidance on this is one of the biggest problems with the obesity issue.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness
2. Watching television linked to smoking
3. Watching TV in the bedroom can lower children’s school performanc
4. Stop Watching TV: Toddler Development Affected
5. Watching Violent, Churning Movie Scenes Affect Problem-Solving Ability
6. Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films
7. Why Fans Drink While Watching Football
8. Watching With Intent to Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area of Brain
9. Green Onions Blamed in Outbreak
10. Women Poorly Informed About Contraceptive Options: Doctors Blamed
11. Sex Determination Gene Blamed For High Incidence Of Parkinson’s In Me
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, ... M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEW YORK , June 23, 2016 ... rough waters, but it continues to present great opportunities ... featured companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: ... ), Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), ... Learn more about these stocks and receive your complimentary ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: