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Smartphones, tablets and weight gain in teens

from HealthDay News via WLBT-TV

Teens glued to their tablet, smartphone or computer for hours on end may be more likely to become obese, a new study suggests. Those who used screen devices for five or more hours daily were twice as likely to drink more sugary beverages and engage in too little physical activity, the researchers found. As a result, these teens showed a 43 percent increased risk of obesity compared with kids who don't use smartphones or tablets at all. But the study did not prove that high use of these technologies caused obesity risk to rise. more


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