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Television viewing and low leisure-time physical activity in adolescence independently predict the metabolic syndrome in mid-adulthood.

I spent my teen age in 90s. Arrival of cable TV and flood of private TV channels. Time spent in front of TV has increased dramatically from my generation. And that might be the reason why so many of my generation suffer from one or another metabolic disorder (from Inability of digest nutrition to indigestion – resulted into life style problems like diabetes and blood pressure).

TV viewing at age 16 years was linked to central obesity, low HDL cholesterol, and hypertension at age 43 years.

You will be considered foolish parents of the 21st century if you repeat the mistake. Reduce TV at home to almost ZERO hrs if you don’t want your kid suffering from severe problems in his/her 40s.


Research


Television viewing and low leisure-time physical activity in adolescence independently predict the metabolic syndrome in mid-adulthood.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23340896

Both TV viewing and low leisure-time physical activity in adolescence independently predicted the metabolic syndrome and several of the metabolic syndrome components in mid-adulthood. These findings suggest that reduced TV viewing in adolescence, in addition to regular physical activity, may contribute to cardiometabolic health later in life.

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