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The Awful Truth About Television: “Heavy” TV watching is a risk factor for obesity

This large amount of time spent motionlessly staring at a screen can be hazardous to your health. Numerous studies show a relationship between TV watching and obesity. The most striking were several studies published in The American Journal of Public Health. These studies found that people who watched three or more hours of television per day were almost twice as likely to be obese compared to people who watched less than one hour per day. Men, women, and children all had similar results. The waistlines of men, women, and children are all victims of their TV-watching habit. How does TV (and other screen watching), make us heavier?

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