The percentage of children in the United States who are obese has doubled in the last generation. This recent dramatic increase is being described as an epidemic. The role media consumption plays in obesity is not completely understood, but the research below attempts to understand the relationship, if one exists, between media consumption and obesity among youth. Regardless of the connection, the obesity epidemicís causes are as multifaceted as its solutions. Several of the news articles also discuss how media may help in solving the obesity problem by the use of creative video games and programming that encourage physical activity.
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