Linking obesity and activity level with children's television and video game use.

  title={Linking obesity and activity level with children's television and video game use.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Vandewater and Mi-suk Shim and Allison G Caplovitz},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={27 1},
This study examined the links between childhood obesity, activity participation and television and video game use in a nationally representative sample of children (N = 2831) ages 1-12 using age-normed body mass index (BMI) ratings. Results indicated that while television use was not related to children's weight status, video game use was. Children with higher weight status played moderate amounts of electronic games, while children with lower weight status played either very little or a lot of… CONTINUE READING
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