Obesity is one of the most challenging public health problems facing both developed and underdeveloped countries worldwide

Obesity is one of the most challenging public health problems facing both developed and underdeveloped countries worldwide. Obesity is one of the most challenging public health problems facing both developed and underdeveloped countries worldwide. In 2013, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease rather than an issue related to lifestyle. Screen exposure is one of the best-documented causes of obesity in children and likewise obesity is one of the best documented outcomes of screen exposure. Screen exposure refers to any media or content that is displayed with a screen. The relationship between screen exposure and obesity has been broadly studied since the mid-1980s. Many observational studies have revealed that increased screen time is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, increased inflammation, and metabolic syndrome.