This study examined the association between TV viewing, fast food eating, and body mass index.
Associations between hours of TV viewing, frequency of eating at fast food restaurants, body mass index, and behaviors were assessed cross sectionally and longitudinally over 1 year in 1059 men and women.
Fast food meals and TV viewing hours were positively associated with energy intake and body mass index in women but not in men.
TV viewing predicted weight gain in high-income women.
Secular increases in fast food availability and access to televised entertainment may contribute to increasing obesity rates in the United States.
Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Télévision, Restauration rapide, Régime alimentaire, Comportement alimentaire, Indice masse corporelle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition, Alimentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Television, Fast food, Diet, Feeding behavior, Body mass index, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, United States, North America, America, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder, Feeding
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0148794
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 21/07/1998.