There are four new media-related studies:
- Bellissimo, N. et al. Effect of television viewing at mealtime on food intake after a glucose preload. Pediatric Research.
Finding: "[Watching TV] while eating a meal contributes to increased energy intake by delaying normal mealtime satiation and reducing satiety signals from previously consumed foods."
- Li, S. et al. The impact of media use on sleep patterns and sleep disorders among school-aged children in China. Sleep.
Finding: "The presence of media in a child’s bedroom and media use had a negative effect on children’s sleep/wake patterns, duration of sleep, and sleep disorders."
- Heins, E. et al. Bedtime, television and computer habits of primary school children in Germany. Gesundheitswesen.
Finding: Owning a mobile phone, watching television more than 3 hours a day, or playing computer games more than 3 hours a day were associated with 9-10 year olds going to bed after 9 pm.
- Delva, J. et al. Health-related behaviors and overweight: A study of Latino adolescents in the United States of America. Pan American Journal of Public Health.
Finding: "For both genders, being overweight was…positively associated with the amount of television viewing."