The association between ownership of common household devices and obesity and diabetes in high, middle and low income countries


Lear S. A. , Teo K., Gasevic D., Zhang X., Poirier P. P. , Rangarajan S., ...More

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, vol.186, pp.258-266, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 186 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1503/cmaj.131090
  • Title of Journal : CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-266

Abstract

Background: Household devices (e.g., television, car, computer) are common in high income countries, and their use has been linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. We hypothesized that device ownership is associated with obesity and diabetes and that these effects are explained through reduced physical activity, increased sitting time and increased energy intake.