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The past week there were 5 new studies which I missed blogging about due to a week away.  Here is the research on media and children’s health that has come out since March 1:

Ayala, G. X., et al. Association between family variables and Mexican American children’s dietary behaviors. J Nutr Educ Behav.

  • "Children of parents who purchased food products that their children had seen advertised on television reported consuming more snacks and more fat."

Jackson, C., et al. R-rated movies, bedroom televisions, and initiation of smoking by white and black adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.

  • "Indicators of risky media use were associated with a significantly greater likelihood of smoking for white but not for black adolescents."

Jette, S., et al. Female youths’ perceptions of smoking in popular films. Qual Health Res.

  • Both smoking and non-smoking adolescents "appeared capable of critical readings of smoking in films but tended not to use these capabilities when viewing movies."

Mohseni-Bandpei, M. A., et al. Nonspecific low back pain in 5000 Iranian school-age children. J Pediatr Orthop.

  • "Low back pain was significantly correlated with…time spent watching television."

te Velde, S. J., et al. Patterns in sedentary and exercise behaviors and associations with overweight in 9-14-year-old boys and girls–A cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health.

  • "Among girls, high TV viewers and high PC users had increased risk of being overweight."

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