Childhood Obesity And Weight Gain Linked To Bedroom TVs - Health News - redOrbit: According to a study published on Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, children between the ages of 10 and 14 who had a TV in their bedroom weighed around one pound more than their peers without a bedroom TV. The study found that the additional weight was unrelated to how much TV kids watched in their bedrooms.
The study included over 3,000 children that researchers tracked over a four-year period. The children’s body mass index, which is based in their height and weight, was determined at the outset, two-year mark and four-year mark. Researchers also conducted telephone interviews with parents to determine kids’ TV and video game habits.