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UK: TV viewing linked to unhealthy eating

Researchers reviewed over 50 studies worldwide that looked at sedentary behaviour and dietary intake.

They found a clear association between screen time and an unhealthy diet in children, adolescents and adults. In particular, television viewing was strongly associated with the consumption of energy-dense snacks, drinks and fast food, and a lower consumption of fruit and vegetables.

Read the abstract: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Aug 2011

Read more:  Media Release, Loughborough University, 14 Sep 2011

Published on September 22, 2011 in International news