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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9408-9426; doi:10.3390/ijerph120809408

Effect of Television on Obesity and Excess of Weight and Consequences of Health

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Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz 85-830 & Ross-Medica, Poland
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Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz 85-830, Poland
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Chair of Public Health Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz 85-830 & Department of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Military Clinical Hospital in Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Department of Inorganic and Analitycal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz 85-089, Poland
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Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń, Bydgoszcz 85-094, Poland
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Academic Editor: Paul Tchounwou
Received: 19 June 2015 / Revised: 29 July 2015 / Accepted: 3 August 2015 / Published: 12 August 2015
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Abstract

The epidemic nature of obesity in industrialized countries is a serious health and social concern. The number of obese people has significantly increased in the past 20 years. In Poland excess weight and obesity are a serious epidemiological concern. In terms of the number of overweight people, Poland is a leader in Europe. Therefore, indicating many serious health concerns that are the natural consequences of this phenomenon has become important from the point of view of public health. This work identifies numerous diseases which are a direct consequence of obesity due to bad eating habits and lack of physical exercise among Poles. It discusses the negative effect of television and food commercials contributing to an increase in obesity, not only among adults but also among children. This is an overview forming grounds for further studies into ways of preventing the development of diseases due to obesity, both in Poland and in the world. View Full-Text
Keywords: public health; human diseases; nutrition; risk factors; well-being; obesity; TV watching and health public health; human diseases; nutrition; risk factors; well-being; obesity; TV watching and health
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Rosiek, A.; Maciejewska, N.F.; Leksowski, K.; Rosiek-Kryszewska, A.; Leksowski, Ł. Effect of Television on Obesity and Excess of Weight and Consequences of Health. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 9408-9426.

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