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Less TV May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Vital Information:

  • At least one in five American children is overweight, a number that has increased more than 50% in the past 20 years.
  • A new study shows that reducing the amount of time kids participate in sedentary behaviors, such as watching television or playing video games, can help overweight children lose weight.
  • Parents can help their children by budgeting television time in advance, encouraging physical activities, and being a good role model.


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