The Roots of Fat, Part 1:

In the opening chapter of her book, “Master Your Metabolism,” Jillian Michaels writes about some of the causes of childhood obesity on page 15. The list includes:

Television: Every hour of television teens watch increases their risk of developing obesity by 2 percent. Reducing television viewing to 1 hour a week could cut the number of obese teens by almost one-third.

Here are a couple of other interesting articles:

Watching TV Leads to Obesity by Psychology Today.

How Does Increased Television Watching  ‘Weigh into’ Childhood Obesity by Science Daily.

Television Viewing and Childhood Obesity, NIH abstract.

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