Children who watched more than one hour of television were more likely to be at unhealthy weights compared with those who watched less. Even one hour of TV a day increases a child’s risk of obesity. Mark DeBoer, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, found that kindergarten children who watched one to two hours of television a day were 43% more likely to be overweight and 47% more likely to be obese compared to children who watched less than an hour. The more they watched, the higher the likelihood, he found. This was only television screen time; no other screen activities were evaluated. No link was found between computer use and unhealthy weights. DeBoer recommended that given overwhelming evidence connecting the amount of time TV viewing and unhealthy weight, pediatricians and parents should attempt to restrict childhood TV viewing. (