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NZ: Less TV better for children: expert

Too much television watching is as bad as poor diet or inactivity when it comes to obesity, according to Dr Bob Hancox.   He told the Southland Times that if all children watched less than two hours of television daily, obesity would be cut by about 15 per cent.

“If people are watching television they are not exercising,” he said. “There is also evidence that people eat more and eat different things while watching television.”

Dr Hancox is the director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study which has been going nearly 40 years.

Read more: Stuff, 10 Aug 2009
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Published on August 10, 2009 in New Zealand news