Has research shown a connection between media and overweight?
Most studies on the topic show that children who spend more time with media are more likely to be overweight than children who spend less time with media.
Overall, most research that follows children over time tends to show that there is a connection between media and overweight, but what causes the overweight is still unclear.
Researchers have looked at three different ideas about how media leads kids to become overweight. Click the links below to find out more about what studies have shown in each area of research.
You can also see suggestions about using media in healthy ways to lessen the risk of overweight.
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