Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In their longitudinal study,
Dr Hu and colleagues1 found that women who
watched more television were at higher risk of developing obesity. Although
Hu et al attributed this relationship to the sedentary nature of watching
television, we wonder whether this association might partially reflect the
messages sent by television content.
Redelmeier DA, Stanbrook MB. Television Viewing and Risk of Obesity—Reply. JAMA. 2003;290(3):332. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.332