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July 16, 2003

Television Viewing and Risk of Obesity—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(3):332. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.332

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.

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