March 17, 2014, Reuters
By Andrew M. Seaman
Children whose mothers pay close attention to how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games tend to weigh less, according to a new study.
Researchers found that mothers who were more active in their media supervision had children who were thinner at age 7 and who gained less weight over the next few years.
“At this point we can say there is an association but we cannot say exactly why,” Stacey Tiberio, the study’s lead author from the Oregon Social Learning Center in Eugene, told Reuters Health. Continue reading