Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

April 26, 2015 1:00 PM

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SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research.

"Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who watch less, are more likely to be overweight and obese at kindergarten and first grade," said the study's lead author, Dr. Mark DeBoer, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia.

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