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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between sedentary behavior (including recreational, occupational, and screen time) and measures of dietary intake and body weight in adults?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate and consistent evidence from prospective studies exists that associates increased TV viewing in childhood and adolescence with higher body weight and increased incidence of overweight and obesity in adulthood.

2015 DGAC Grade: Moderate

Moderate evidence from prospective studies suggests no association between sedentary behavior in adulthood and change in body weight, body composition or incidence of overweight or obesity in adulthood.

2015 DGAC Grade: Moderate

Insufficient evidence exists to address the association between sedentary behavior and dietary intake in adults.

2015 DGAC Grade: Grade Not Assignable