No Wonder Sofa Spuds Are So Lumpy

Couch potatoes, be ware: Research has found that watching TV can be a fast track to obesity, because it encourages eating at the expense of exercise. Now, a study shows that TV's effect on waistlines is even more insidious. Watching TV causes a "profound lowering of metabolic rate," say scientists at Memphis State University and the University of Tennessee in the February issue of Pediatrics.

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