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Kids’ risk of diabetes rises with too much screen time

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The Verge reports: “Spending three or more hours a day watching TV, using computers, or playing video games could put kids at risk of type 2 diabetes, a study shows. More time spent staring at screens is associated with diabetes risk in adults — and it looks like the same is true for kids, too. Researchers in the UK analyzed data from nearly 4,500 children, and found that those who spent more time glued to the screen had biological markers known to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. These kids showed signs that their bodies weren’t as good at processing sugar, a condition known as insulin resistance — the hallmark of diabetes.”

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