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Television viewing, physical inactivity and obesity

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posted on 2024-06-03, 08:01 authored by David CrawfordDavid Crawford, RW Jeffery, SA French
This study examined the relationship between TV viewing and three year change in BMI among a community-based sample of 176 men, 428 high-income women and 277 low-income women who were aged 20-45 years at baseline. Cross-sectionally, TV viewing was positively associated with BMI among women, but not among men. This relationship was strongest among low-income women, with only a marginal relationship among high-income women. There were no significant relationships between change in BMI and number of hours of TV viewing at baseline, average number of hours of TV viewing over the three year follow-up, or change in number of hours of TV viewing from baseline to three years. These findings suggest the link between obesity and TV viewing is complex, and that TV viewing may not be the simple marker of sedentariness we may have hoped.

History

Journal

International journal of obesity

Volume

23

Pagination

437-440

Location

England

ISSN

0307-0565

eISSN

1476-5497

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Issue

4

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group