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Video Games & Obesity

Electronic Game Use is Associated with Childhood Obesity (thanks HomeLAN Fed) offers some results of a study. They point out "Evidence-based prevention of childhood obesity requires the identification of modifiable risk factors," going on to identify gaming (rather than, say, overeating), as one of them. Here's the deal: "In a study published in the June issue of the journal Obesity Research, researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University Hospital Zurich present a strong association between playing electronic video games and childhood obesity in school-aged Swiss children. The researchers also found that obesity was associated with television watching, paternal smoking and mother's working outside the home."

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15. Re: Morons Jul 1, 2004, 13:16 Halsy
 
If you're sitting on your ass several hours per day playing games instead of being outside and being active, you're going to get fat(ter). There's no need of a study for something like this.

But on a lighter note...

Are you gonna take me home tonight
Ah down beside that red firelight
Are you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rockin' world go round


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