Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults : is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?

Cleland, Verity J., Schmidt, Michael D., Dwyer, Terence and Venn, Alison J. 2008, Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults : is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?, American journal of clinical nutrition : a journal reporting the practical application of our world-wide knowledge of nutrition, vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 1148-1155.

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Title Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults : is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure-time physical activity?
Author(s) Cleland, Verity J.
Schmidt, Michael D.
Dwyer, Terence
Venn, Alison J.
Journal name American journal of clinical nutrition : a journal reporting the practical application of our world-wide knowledge of nutrition
Volume number 87
Issue number 5
Start page 1148
End page 1155
Publisher American Society for Nutrition
Place of publication Bethesda, Md.
Publication date 2008-05
ISSN 0002-9165
1938-3207
Summary BACKGROUND:The behavioral pathways through which television (TV) viewing leads to increased adiposity in adults are unclear.

OBJECTIVE:We wanted to determine whether the association between TV viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults is mediated by food and beverage consumption during TV viewing time or by a reduction in overall leisure-time physical activity (LTPA).

DESIGN:This study involved a cross-sectional analysis of data from 2001 Australian adults aged 26–36 y. Waist circumference (WC) was measured at study clinics, and TV viewing time, frequency of food and beverage consumption during TV viewing, LTPA, and demographic characteristics were self-reported.

RESULTS:Women watching TV >3 h/d had a higher prevalence of severe abdominal obesity (WC: =88 cm) compared with women watching =1 h/d [prevalence ratio (PR): 1.89; 95% CI: 1.32, 2.71]. Moderate abdominal obesity (WC: 94–101.9 cm) was more prevalent in men watching TV >3 h/d than in men watching =1 h/d (PR: 2.16; 95% CI: 1.37, 3.41). Adjustment for LTPA made little difference, but adjustment for food and beverage consumption during TV viewing attenuated the associations (PR: 1.48; 95% CI: 1.01, 2.17 for women; PR: 1.73; 95% CI: 1.06, 2.83 for men).

CONCLUSIONS:The association between TV viewing and WC in young adults may be partially explained by food and beverage consumption during TV viewing but was not explained by a reduction in overall LTPA. Other behaviors likely contribute to the association between TV viewing and obesity.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017848

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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