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Thought Bullets
May 2003

Television and Women’s Health

For this month’s thought bullets, I wanted to share some of the highlights of a recent Harvard study that reviewed the impact of television watching on women’s health. The study included 50,277 women who participated in the Nurses Health Study, and tracked the women from 1992 until 1998.

Eisner R. To stay slim, stop watching TV. MSNBC, April 8, 2003.

Hu FB, Li T, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Manson JE. Television watching and other sedentary behaviors in relation to risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. JAMA 2003; 289: 1785-1791.

Women who reduce sedentary behaviors significantly reduce risk for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Medical News Service (news release of Harvard School of Public Health), April 8, 2003.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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