Excessive TV viewing linked to antisocial behavior later in life

02/18/2013 | DailyRx.com

New Zealand researchers tracked 1,037 children from birth to age 26 and found that those who watched more television between ages 5 and 15 were more likely to be convicted of a crime than those who viewed less television. They noted that greater TV viewing during childhood and adolescence also was linked to increased odds of aggressive behavior and diagnosis of antisocial personality behavior in adulthood. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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