Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 26

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Barnett, A., Cerin, E. et al. (2011). Active video games for youth: A systematic review. J Phys Act Health, 8(5): 724-737.  The authors found that active video games (AVGs) are capable of generating energy expenditure in youth to attain physical activity guidelines. Few studies have assessed sustainability of AVG play, which appears to diminish after a… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-July 19

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Boyland, E. J., Harrold, J. A., et al. (2011). Food commercials increase preference for energy-dense foods, particularly in children who watch more television. Pediatrics. Available online June 27.  This study found that exposure to television food commercials enhanced high… Read more »

Research Toolbox: CMCH Database of Research

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You may have noticed the CMCH DoR (Database of Research) mentioned in our Research Wrap-Up blogs, inviting readers to find studies on children, media, and health freely available at www.cmch.tv.  Meet the CMCH Database of Research: The DoR is a digital “library” that collects scholarly research on how media affect the physical, social and emotional… Read more »