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Children whose mothers pay close attention to
how much time they spend watching TV and playing
video games tend to weigh less, according to a new
Researchers found that mothers who were more
active in their media supervision had children who
were thinner at age seven and who gained less weight
over the next few years.
"At this point we can say there is an association
but we cannot say exactly why," Stacey Tiberio, the
study s lead author from the Oregon Social Learning
Center in Eugene, told Reuters Health.
For example, she said the results could be due to
vigilant mothers encouraging their children to be more
active instead of letting them watch TV.
It could also be that their kids aren t spending as
much time being exposed to food advertisements.
The researchers write in JAMA Pediatrics that under-
standing the role of parental media monitoring is
crucial in the development of obesity programmes
For the new study, they used data from 112 mothers,
103 fathers and their 213 children.
Parents and children answered questionnaires, were
interviewed and received physicals when the kids were
five, seven and nine-years-old. The data were collected
between 1998 and 2012.
The researchers found that when mothers reported
spending less time monitoring their kids media con-
sumption, kids tended be heavier at seven years old.
What s more, less aggressive media monitoring by
mothers was tied to more irregular weights among
children over the entire study period.
Monitoring by fathers was not tied to changes in
Tiberio said that may be because mothers tend to
be children s primary caregiver.
She also cautioned that these are only the results
of one study.
But she said showing a link between TV monitoring
and weight in this group is important, because early
adolescence tends to be a crucial point for many people
"It s basically a one-way door," Tiberio said. "If
you are obese by middle childhood, you have an
increased likelihood of staying in that group."
Jennifer Falbe, who was not involved with the new
research but has studied screen time and its connection
to weight, told Reuters Health the new study supports
"What they found is consistent with the American
Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to limit chil-
dren s total screen time to no more than one to two
hours per day of high quality content," she said.
Falbe is a researcher at the University of California,
Berkeley School of Public Health.
"Parents should keep TV sets and other electronic
media out of children s bedrooms," she said. "Research
has also indicated that parents own TV viewing habits
can influence their children.
"In addition to limiting their children s screen time,
it s also important to set a good example."
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