Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 217

Full Length Research Paper

Television watching and sleep promotes obesity in urban and semi-urban children in India

Suresh V.1*, Rupnath K.2, Ramesh V.2, Rojarani M.3, Ramadevi T.3 and K. R. S. Sambasivarao1
Department of Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur-522510, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 31 January 2011


Obesity is an emerging problem in urban and semi urban Indian children; it is associated with several health problems and social consequences. Poor eating habits in all the children plays major role in the development and increases in childhood overweight and obesity. The present study was aimed to evaluate the dietary and physical activity patterns as determinants of overweight in a sample of children, along with television watching with different food habits which lead to the development of different disorders in the children who are living at south Indian core of the country. Methodology was applied to study the selected parameters as a constraint to obesity in the given samples.


Key words: Obesity, body mass index, central adiposity, television, longitudinal studies, cohort studies.