Toddlers who watch TV are unhealthier than those who do not, according to a recent study. Researchers followed 1,314 children born in Quebec, Canada in 1997 and 1998.
Parents reported on how much television the kids watched at 29 months and 53 months.
Teachers evaluated them at age 10 for:
- Their academic ability
- Pyschosocial function
- Health habits
Result-For every extra hour TV watched there was:
- A corresponding 9% less exercise
- 5% rise in body mass index (BMI).
- Decreased in academic achievement