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Canada: TV for young children linked with later problems

Toddlers who watch a lot of television were more likely to experience a range of problems by the fourth grade, including lower grades, poorer health and more problems with school bullies, a new study reports.

Higher levels of  TV viewing at age two was linked to a lower level of engagement in the classroom and poor achievement in maths.  Researchers also found a decrease in physical activity and an increase in the consumption of soft drinks and BMI (body mass index).

In: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, May 2010

Read more: New York Times blog, 5 May 2010

Published on May 5, 2010 in International news