Study Links TV to Child Asthma Risk
Young kids who watch more than 2 hours a day twice as likely to develop asthma
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 3:03 AM CST
A new study has found that young children who watch more than two hours of television a day are twice as likely to develop asthma later in childhood.   (BBC)
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(Newser) – Young children who watch over two hours of television a day are twice as likely to develop asthma later in childhood. Researchers, who tracked the health of 3,000 children from birth to 11, believe that the TV-watching is symptomatic of sedentary lifestyles, the BBC reports. They speculate that more exercise very early in life helps children develop more robust lungs.