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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Limit Video Games for Kids

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

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Here’s an assignment for parents: Let your kids play video games—but not for too long. According to researchers who studied 2,442 children between the ages of 7 and 11, those who played video games weekly for up to two hours had better coordination and higher school achievement scores. Playing more than two hours a week didn’t show a benefit. But kids who played for more than nine hours a week had problems with behavior and social interactions. Fewer hours gaming means more time for physical activity, which can lead to better health.
Source: Annals of Neurology, published online Sept. 9, 2016

 
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