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3 or more hours of TV a day may cause antisocial behavior in children
3 or more hours of TV a day may cause antisocial behavior in children

(March 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Scotland - Children who watch TV for 3 or more hours a day are at raised risk of antisocial behaviors, according to a report published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Researchers studied over 11,000 children taking part in a long-term health study. At ages 5 and 7, researchers asked the children's mothers a series of questions that assessed the offsprings conduct problems, emotional symptoms, attention span, difficulty making fiends and empathy. 2/3s of the children watched TV between 1 and 3 hours a day, while 15% watched over three hours daily. After accounting for other risk factors such as family dynamics, researchers found that those who watched TV over 3 hours a day were more likely to demonstrate conduct problems such as fighting and stealing by 7, though the overall risk was still quite small.

 
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