Teen mobile screen time link with obesity

posted 27 Jan 2017, 00:09 by Damian Wood   [ updated 27 Jan 2017, 00:10 ]
Too much television time has long been linked to childhood obesity, but a U.S. study suggests that the connection holds true for smaller screens too, such as computers, gaming consoles, tablets and smartphones. With TV, a minimum five-hour-a-day habit increased the odds of obesity by 78 percent compared with teens who didn't have TV time, the study found. Such heavy use of other screens was tied to a 43 percent greater risk of obesity, researchers report in the Journal of Pediatrics.  READ MORE

News item courtesy of SAHM Adolescent News Round Up and Reuters