Monday, February 14, 2011

Obestiy and school lunches

According to a recent article in the New York Times, researchers who studied more than 1,000 sixth graders in several southeastern Michigan schools found that those who regularly had the school lunch were 29% more likely to be obese than those who brought their lunch from home. BY contrast, spending 2+ hours a day in front of the TV or playing video games increased obesity by 19%.

The paper was published in the December issue of American Heart Journal. You can read the abstract here.

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