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Altering TV viewing habits: an unexplored strategy for adult obesity intervention?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16430316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To review literature evaluating whether television (TV) viewing reduction is a promising behavioral target for obesity treatment programs for adults. METHODS: Studies examining associations between TV viewing and obesity in adults were reviewed, as well as relevant pediatric literature. Interventions to reduce TV viewing among children were examined to inform adult interventions. RESULTS: Adult TV viewing has been consistently associated with greater obesity risk in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Strategies to alter TV viewing have been demonstrated effective among children but have not been tested in adults. CONCLUSIONS: Evaluation of the efficacy of targeting TV viewing among adults on weight outcomes is warranted.
Jill A Foster; Stacy A Gore; Delia Smith West
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1087-3244     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-24     Completed Date:  2006-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Public Health, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index*
Motor Activity
Obesity / epidemiology*,  ethnology
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
Television / utilization*
Weight Loss*
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