A recent study found in Pediatric News highlighted once again the tried and true mantra often heard in family households, “turn off the TV!”
A public health study conducted out of the University of Minnesota evaluated more than 750 fifteen-to-eighteen year old teens for Project Eating Among Teens. This research was interested in studying teens who have televisions in their bedrooms. How did this correlate to their amount of time spent watching TV, to their dietary choices, and to exercise habits?
The study analyzed the teens’ answers to point out the following trends:
These trends were similar among both girls and boys, although boys were slightly more likely than girls to have a television in their bedroom.