Presence of TV in Bedroom Linked to Obesity: Research

Presence of TV in Bedroom Linked to Obesity: ResearchAs per a recent report, presence of TV in bedroom and the time for which TV is watched is apparently linked to obesity and similar problems.

It was found in the result that the people who watch TV in their bedrooms have high-body weight and it was prevalent in both, adults and children. They also suffered from higher cardiometabolic risks and high triglycerides.

The findings were derived from DXA and MRI tests conducted on research participants. It asserted that the presence of TV in bedroom and watching it daily for more than two hours was a major cause of obesity and related problems.

The researched was carried out by Amanda E. Staiano, PhD, and his colleagues at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. He took into account 369 children aged between 8-15 years and studied them from 2010 to 2011.

DXA method was implied to calculate their waist circumference and fat mass while MRI scans determined abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adiposity. Their blood pressure, triglycerides, HDL-C and glucose levels were also jotted down.

They concluded that watching TV in bedroom and for longer hours increased the body mass and raised visceral adiposity. "The influence of TV on the health of children and adolescents is of substantial importance to public health", wrote the researchers after arriving at the results.