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AHA: Screen Time Confers Sedentary Behavior in Children, Teens

AHA: Screen Time Confers Sedentary Behavior in Children, Teens
Elevated screen time is associated with sedentary behavior leading to overweight and obesity in children and adolescents, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

According to a panel consisting of members of the AHA Obesity Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and the Stroke Council, although television viewing by children and adolescents has declined during the past 20 years, overall screen time has risen due to increasing use of computers, smartphones, tablets, video games and other screen-based devices.
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