Family TV saturated with junk food ads

May 30, 2014

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that young people are exposed to advertisements that promote unhealthy food during primetime TV, which are normally banned from children’s programming. An […]

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Mothers’ monitoring of media tied to kids’ weight

May 7, 2014

By Andrew M. Seaman Children whose mothers pay close attention to how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games tend to weigh less, according to a new […]

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Parents may want to limit electronic media at mealtime

February 5, 2014

Parents who let their teens use electronic devices or watch TV during family meals tend to serve less nutritious food and have poorer family communication, a new study suggests. Experts […]

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Screen time again linked to kids’ extra weight

January 8, 2014

Children and teenagers who spend lots of time in front of screens – especially TVs – tend to gain more weight as they age, according to a new study. The […]

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Study: Screen time contributes to weight gain despite exercise

October 21, 2013

By Susie O’Brien and Katrina Stokes Even a large amount of exercise does not cancel out “bum time” — periods spent in front of TVs and computers, according to researchers […]

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Sports superstars endorse sugary, fatty foods

October 17, 2013

When Miami Heat star LeBron James isn’t scoring baskets, he’s busy — selling soda, sports drinks, and fast food. But James isn’t alone. In a new study, many top U.S. […]

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Changing up family routines can help kids shed pounds

September 17, 2013

There is more to combating obesity than ensuring that children eat healthy food. There are other factors that can increase children’s risk of obesity — and they can be addressed […]

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More exercise beats less TV for growing healthier kids

May 3, 2013

By Charlene Laino When it comes to improving kids’ heart health, which is more important? Exercising more or sitting around less? The answer, according to a study that tested youngsters in […]

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Not all screens are equal when it comes to obesity risk: TV may have greatest effect

April 10, 2013

By Bonnie Rochman Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games. Computers, […]

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Screen time not linked to kids’ physical activity

January 15, 2013

By Genevra Pittman Just four in 10 U.S. kids met dual national guidelines for getting enough physical activity and for limiting “screen time,” researchers found – but the likelihood of […]

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