Does adolescent media use cause obesity and eating disorders

Amy B. Jordan, Emily K. Kramer-Golinkoff, Victor C. Strasburger

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In this article we examine media use and its relationship to adolescent overweight/obesity and adolescent eating disorders. We consider the potential mechanisms through which exposure to media during adolescence (both amount of time and choice of content) might exacerbate unhealthy eating and physical activity patterns. We consider strategies that health care providers can use to identify problematic media use and suggestions they might offer to adolescents and their parents for ways to make media a more positive agent in young people's healthy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-449
Number of pages19
JournalAdolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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