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dc.contributor.author Scully, Paul
dc.contributor.author Macken, Alan P.
dc.contributor.author Leddin, Des
dc.contributor.author Dunne, Colum P.
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.contributor.author O'Gorman, Clodagh S.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-30T13:14:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-30T13:14:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4518
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of overweight children, and hours of television viewed are positively correlated1,2. Causality may include greater periods of inactivity and exposure to food advertising and product placement while watching television. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of 2 hours of non-educational television viewing per day for children over 2 years3. However, recent evidence suggests that children aged 6-11 years watch 24.5 hours of television weekly4. A healthy and balanced diet provides the recommended amounts of nutrients and other food components to promote normal growth and development, reduce chronic disease risk, and foster appropriate energy balance and a healthy weight trajectory. But the current eating regimes of children and adolescents differ markedly from recommended patterns and increase their risks of obesity and poor health5. Obesity is associated with increased risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, lower life expectancy and poor quality of life scores6-8. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organization en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Medical Journal;108 (2) pp. 37-
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject obesity en_US
dc.subject television en_US
dc.title Children's television and nutrition en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-06-30T10:34:56Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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