The consequences of early exposure to TV in the bedroom

The consequences of early exposure to TV in the bedroom

Canadian researchers linked having a TV in the bedroom at age 4 to a significantly elevated body mass index and worse eating habits, as well as reduced sociability and increased emotional distress, depressive symptoms, physical aggression and victimization at ages 12 and 13. The findings in the journal Pediatric Research also showed that individual and familial factors didn’t affect the association between early childhood TV exposure in the bedroom and adverse physical and mental health outcomes in adolescence.

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