CPC Fellow Penny Gordon-Larsen's Research on Risky Behavior in Adolescents Featured in News

May 5, 2006

As the school year comes to a close, 'tis the season for proms, graduations, last flings and parties. ... "Adolescents who spend a lot of time watching TV or playing computer video games tend to be at higher risk for engaging in all of these risky behaviors," says study co-author Penny Gordon-Larsen, assistant professor of nutrition at UNC and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center.

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The article is based on research published in Pediatrics:

Nelson, Melissa C., and Penny Gordon-Larsen. 2006. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Patterns Are Associated with Selected Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors. Pediatrics 117, no. 4: 1281-90. 

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