Monday, February 2, 2009

tv watching habits among teenagers lead to bad habits later

Teenagers who spend too much time in front of the television may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of bad eating habits, researchers found.

High-school students who watched more than five hours of TV each day had a higher intake of snack foods, fried foods, fast food, sugar-sweetened beverages, and trans-fats five years later, Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, and colleagues reported online in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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