Early childhood television viewing predicts explosive leg strength and waist circumference by middle childhood

@inproceedings{Fitzpatrick2012EarlyCT,
  title={Early childhood television viewing predicts explosive leg strength and waist circumference by middle childhood},
  author={Caroline Fitzpatrick and Linda S. Pagani and Tracie A. Barnett},
  booktitle={The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between early childhood television viewing and physical fitness in school age children has not been extensively studied using objective outcome measures. METHODS Using a sample of 1314 children from the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, we examine the association between parental reports of weekly hours of television viewing, assessed at 29 and 53 months of age, and direct measures of second grade muscular fitness using performances on the standing… CONTINUE READING
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