Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents

submitted by: amandastaiano
Background: It is largely unknown how TV use relates to depot-specif?c adiposity or cardiometabolic risk in children. Purpose: To examine relationships between having a TVin the bedroom and TV viewing time with total fat mass, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 369 children and adolescents aged 5–18 years was conducted (2010 –2011; analysis 2011–2012). Waist circumference;...
Authors: Amanda E. Staiano, Deirdre M. Harrington, Stephanie T. Broyles, Alok K. Gupta, Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Energy intake and expenditure during sedentary screen time and motion-controlled video gaming

submitted by: LIZ_LYONS
BACKGROUND: Television watching and playing of video games (VGs) are associated with higher energy intakes. Motion-controlled video games (MC) may be a healthier alternative to sedentary screen-based activities because of higher energy expenditures, but little is known about the effects of these games on energy intakes. OBJECTIVE: Energy intake, expenditure, and surplus (intake - expenditure) were compared during sedentary (television and VG) and active (MC) screen-time use. DESIGN: Young...
Authors: Elizabeth Lyons, Deborah Tate, Dianne Ward, Xiaoshan Wang

Guess with Jess

submitted by: sinsymonds

Guess with Jess is a brand new childrens television program launching November 9 and airing weekdays on CBeebies at 9:45 am and 13:15pm (GMT). The show tackles some of the more common science and nature based questions posed by children aged 2-5 years.

Web 2.0 Panel

submitted by: dougramsey

A discussion with Brian Dear from Eventful.com, Seth Greenberg from Intuit.com and Turbotax, and Seth Sternberg from Meebo.com on Web 2.0, online enterpreneurship, user communities, advertising, technology and communication.

MicrobeWorld Ep. 8: ReGenesis - Canada's Television Science Drama is Coming to the U.S. Market this Fall

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

TV series aimed at bringing high level science to the mass public in a language that can be understood by the common person, in order to engage and educate viewers about science and how it is integrated into people