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.