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TV during childhood could influence adult behavior

A study suggests too much TV for kids might turn them into aggressive adults.

The study included a thousand children born in the early 70's in New Zealand. Every two years between the ages of 5 and 15, they were asked how much television they watched.

Those who watched the most were more likely to have a criminal conviction and have more anti-social personality traits as adults. This does not prove cause and effect... But the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than one to two hours of TV for kids a day.

-Study led by researchers at the University of Otago (New Zealand) and published in Pediatrics

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