New research links video games with child obesity

Over 45% of Americas 12 - 17 year olds spent more than two hours per day glued to a screen, more than 1 in 7 children are overweight. The state by state analysis suggests hope for new research using video games to increase physical activity. Researchers in the UK have turned to America as the source of information to extend a study carried out last month observing children's attitudes and choices in exercise. The figures highlighted by the "F as in Fat" annual report were retrieved from the Data Resource Center on Child and Adolescent Health website. The analysis of these figures reveals a strong positive correlation between hours spent on TV/Video game play and the percentage of children classed as overweight per state.

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Bordel_19004117d ago (Edited 4117d ago )

You don't have to be a genius or do research to know that it's NOT video games that make kids fat.

It's their diet, it's mainly the parents fault for giving them crap eating habits.

You become what you eat!

Loopy4117d ago (Edited 4117d ago )

Bad eating habits makes you fat.
Not exercicing certainly won't make you lose that fat.
Ever heard the term couch potato?

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X4117d ago

A picture is worth a thousand words.

sovietsoldier4117d ago

ya the picture for the topic says volumes!

mighty_douche4117d ago

evryone knows that playing games isnt exactly a fat burner is it! its not games that should get the blame, its the parents!

g-nome4117d ago

Well most of the first world spends more than 8 hours a day glued to a screen .... it's called working for a living.

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