Television viewing, food preferences, and food habits among children: a prospective epidemiological study

Helle Hare-Bruun, Birgit Margrethe Nøhr Nielsen, Peter L Kristensen, Niels C Møller, Per Togo, Berit L Heitmann

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Abstract

Obesity has increased since the early 1980s, and despite numerous attempts, effective strategies to counter this worldwide epidemic are lacking. Food preferences are established early in life and are difficult to change later. There is therefore a need to identify factors that influence the development of food preferences. Our aim was therefore, to investigate cross-sectional and prospective associations between TV viewing habits and food preferences and habits, respectively. We hypothesized that more TV viewing was associated with less healthy concomitant and future food preferences and food habits.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Public Health
Volume11
Pages (from-to)311
ISSN1471-2458
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13. May 2011

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Denmark
  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Female
  • Food Habits
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Prospective Studies
  • Television

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