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Steven Gortmaker

Twin child scourges: obesity and television

By Steven Gortmaker
October 19, 2004

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OUR CHILDREN are spending more time than ever in front of the television. Their viewing opportunities are no longer contained to afternoons and Saturday mornings; many networks are devoted to entertaining them all day. While parents may be cognizant of the negative effects that excessive sedentary behavior can have on children, we may not be as aware of the persistent ... (Full article: 787 words)

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