TV health warning

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000


(2000), "TV health warning", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4.



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TV health warning

TV health warning

The 59th American Diabetes Association has shown that men watching 40 hours or more of TV a week are more than twice as likely than less frequent viewers to develop diabetes or circulatory problems. A ten-year study of 40,000 US men discovered significantly higher levels of obesity among the frequent TV viewer. Obesity and lack of exercise led to diabetes, heart and circulatory problems.