Television viewing and overweight and obesity amongst children

Biomed J. 2014 Sep-Oct;37(5):337-8. doi: 10.4103/2319-4170.125654.


The process of modernization has brought about changes in lifestyle of people leading to improvement in standard of living but it is associated with certain unwanted life styles like decreased physical activity and increased sedentary work. Thus, improvement in motorized transport availability of house hold gadgets like washing machine, vaccum cleaners, dish washers all tend to reduce activity level. Obese and overweight individuals are less active than their lean counterparts. Cross sectional data often reveals that there is an inverse relationship between BMI and physical activity both among adults and children.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Life Style*
  • Obesity / physiopathology*
  • Overweight / physiopathology*
  • Television*