3/29/2002

Teens and young adults who watch as little as one hour of television daily are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior and commit violent crimes later in life, according to a joint study led by researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. The research links violence to TV programming of any kind, not just violent programs. The study tracked children in 707 families over 17 years, making it one the most extensive attempts to measure the effects of TV watching, reports say.

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