Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in men.

  title={Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in men.},
  author={Frank B Hu and Michael F. Leitzmann and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Graham A. Colditz and Walter C Willett and Eric B. Rimm},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={161 12},
BACKGROUND Television (TV) watching, a major sedentary behavior in the United States, has been associated with obesity. We hypothesized that prolonged TV watching may increase risk for type 2 diabetes. METHODS In 1986, 37 918 men aged 40 to 75 years and free of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer completed a detailed physical activity questionnaire. Starting from 1988, participants reported their average weekly time spent watching TV on biennial questionnaires. RESULTS A total of… CONTINUE READING
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