The Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System collects data from grades 9-12 yearly. When looking at the self-reported data on the amount of screen time outside of school work, researchers found 20% were spending 5 plus hours per day of screen time and this was associated with 272% greater odds of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption compared to those who did not watch TV.
LifeTip: Help your teens limit the amount of screen time to lower their risk of obesity. Watch “Lose Weight Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com