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Recent research show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 3 decades.

Latest research suggests that children who have TVs in their bedroom are more likely to gain weight, compared with those who don’t.

– Source: JAMA Pediatrics

Other Study Details:

· Bedroom televisions were more common among boys and individuals with a lower parental educational level and family income.

· Children who reported having a bedroom TV also reported a higher exposure to television viewing, video games and movies.

· Bedroom TV may disrupt a child’s sleep pattern. Previous studies have shown that shorter sleep duration may be a cause of subsequent weight gain in children.

· Bedroom TVs may increase exposure to child-targeted food advertising.


Is it so critical that your child should have a TV in their bedroom?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against children having televisions in their bedroom.

For what it is worth, we don’t, in our home.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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