Television viewing and hypertension in obese children.

@article{Pardee2007TelevisionVA,
  title={Television viewing and hypertension in obese children.},
  author={Perrie E Pardee and Gregory J. Norman and Robert H. Lustig and Daniel Preud'homme and Jeffrey B. Schwimmer},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          439-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Television viewing is strongly associated with an increased risk of childhood and adolescent obesity. However, the association between TV viewing and hypertension in children is unknown. This study aimed to identify whether TV watching is associated with hypertension in obese children. METHODS Children seen for obesity, aged 4 to 17 years, were evaluated at three pediatric centers from 2003 to 2005. In 2006-2007, a logistic regression model estimated the odds of hypertension for… CONTINUE READING

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