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Digital Media Is The Cause Of Obesity In Children, Emphasis On Physical Activity In New Study

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Currently, the health problem of obesity in children has rapidly emerged as a major challenge globally. In this regard, the University of Helsinki and the Fokhlson Research Center have done a comprehensive study. The study sought to find out whether there is a link between the high use of digital media among young school-going children and obesity in adolescence.

Children who spend more time on digital media since childhood, start having obesity problems by the time they reach adolescence. Later such children have to face many problems related to obesity. A new study has revealed that increasing physical activity can reduce the dangers posed by spending more time on digital media. The results of this study have been published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. This study has shown that children who use digital media a lot and are active in physical activity even six hours a week from the age of 11, then by the age of 14, their risk of obesity is reduced.

4661 children were included in the study. Complete data was prepared and studied regarding the use of digital media of all these children and their physical activities. The study found that for children who participate in physical activities for six hours a week, that is, exercise or sports, the risk of obesity is reduced to a great extent.

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