Martin D. Fried MD discusses screen time and obesity.
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Male Speaker: Screen Time. If your kid is in front of a computer, a television set, a game machine, that's probably no activity probably burning very little calories. So, screen time the first if you want to control acute obesity has to be minimized and activities which burn up calories should be enhanced, does that make sense? Dr. Martin D. Fried: Yes, studies have shown that actually that the number of hours you watch TV is proportional to the amount of obesity. So cutting back I would say no more than two hours of TV or video games a day. And the problem is now people think exercise is the, we fit, going like this. It's what they consider, exercise. Male Speaker: So in other words, screen time should be minimized. Dr. Martin D. Fried: Definitely.
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