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What is the relationship between screen time and body weight? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Strong and consistent evidence in both children and adults shows that screen time is directly associated with increased overweight and obesity. The strongest association is with television screen time.

Grade

Strong
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Evidence Summaries

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Research Recommendations

Conduct considerable new research on other behaviors that might influence eating practices.

Rationale: We need to know more about child feeding practices, family influences, peer influences, etc. and what can improve them.

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What is the relationship between screen time and body weight?