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Watching excessive T.V. can result in obesity in young adults


Watching excessive T.V. can result in obesity in young adults

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has found that watching excessive television as a young adult can result in greater likelihood of obesity in the future. Lead author Anthony Fabio of the University of Pittsburgh said that they were quite surprised to find that television viewing was associated with subsequent obesity for young adults, but not for the middle-aged, adding that this suggested that middle-aged adults might differ from young adults in how they responded to the influence of TV viewing.

The participants reported their television viewing habits and had their waist circumference measured and their body mass index calculated every five years. The more time participants spent watching television when they were approximately 30 years old, the more likely they were to be obese five years later, compared to their peers who spent less time in front of the television.

The study also found that participants were more likely to eat healthier food as they aged.

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