The mediating effects of dietary habits on the relationship between television viewing and body mass index among youth.

@article{Carson2012TheME,
  title={The mediating effects of dietary habits on the relationship between television viewing and body mass index among youth.},
  author={Valerie Carson and Ian Janssen},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={391-8}
}
OBJECTIVE There is evidence to suggest that excessive television viewing is an independent determinant of obesity in young people. However, the pathways between television viewing and obesity are not fully understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine whether the relationship between television and body mass index (BMI) is mediated by television snacking and junk food consumption. METHODS Results are based on 15,973 youth in grades 6-10 who participated in the Canadian 2009… CONTINUE READING

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