Like in many parts of the world, southern India has also seen a recent rise in childhood obesity rates. Researchers in Bangalore city studied the patterns of eating, sleeping, daily activity and TV viewing of 598 children from 6-16 yrs. They found that being over weight was significantly associated with increased television viewing, eating fried foods and short sleep durations.

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