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Inactive children 'become middle-aged couch potatoes'

More inactive children evidence building on that of the British Cohort Study

Researchers compared the TV viewing habits at age 10 and 42, of more than 6,000 British people who were all born in a single week in 1970, and participated in the British Cohort Study.

Parents should increase children's physical activity to ensure they become fit and healthy adults, the University College London study authors conclude.

To read more about the study visit the BBC website.

You can read more about the 1970 British Cohort Study here.


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