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How does screen time influence obesity?

How does screen time influence obesity?

Unhealthy screen habits can lead to increased weight gain and obesity development in children in a number of ways.

Screen time can contribute to the development of unhealthy weight in young children by:

  • reducing energy expenditure,
  • increasing energy intake, and
  • affecting sleep.
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Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

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