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TV in bedroom increases obesity risk

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Dec 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-11 19:43:24-05

(CBS) –  Too much television can increase your child’s risk of obesity, and doctors say a TV in the bedroom can make it even worse.

A new study finds kids with television in their rooms are three times more likely to be overweight.

Researchers say it’s likely the television keeps kids from getting enough sleep — which can also increase the risk of obesity.