Monday, February 19, 2007

Child Health and Television

Dr. Aric Sigman has analyzed 35 studies and identified 15 negative effects that television watching may have on children. Those effects include the impact it has on a child’s heart, immune system, metabolism, eyesight, attention span, hormones, sleep, brain growth, weight gain; and how it may contribute to a child’s developing Alzheimer’s disease, autism, cancer, early puberty, and diabetes. Read the article for other effects and for a more complete discussion of these issues. Also, the comments at the end of the article are very insightful and pertinent for the most part.

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