Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

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Which age group is experiencing 'adult onset' diabetes mellitus for the first time in the UK and other countries?

Children and adolescents

What did a 1986 landmark study find regarding the association between television viewing and obesity?

There is a clear association between the number of hours of television a child watched and the risk of becoming obese or overweight.

What is the relationship between the prevalence of obesity and the number of hours of television watched in 12 to 17-year-olds?

The prevalence of obesity increases by two percent for every hour of weekly television time.

What percentage of children watching one hour or less of television a day were obese, according to a recent study?

8%

What effect does television viewing have on children's food consumption and energy expenditure?

Television viewing prompts children to consume more food while they consume less energy.

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