Tons of TV
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Want to help children avoid packing on the pounds? Limit their time in front of the TV. New Zealand researchers followed nearly 1,000 children, starting when the kids were 3 years old and ending at age 15. Those who watched the most TV were most likely to be overweight. “Television viewing should be regarded as an important contributing factor to childhood obesity,” the researchers wrote in the International Journal of Obesity.
Source: WebMD, Sept. 13 Illustration by Tim Rauch