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Little exercise and heavy use of electronic media, health risk for children (Examiner)

While we’ve seen loads of studies that link higher mortality rates and various chronic diseases with sedentary behavior in adults, this study focuses on the effects on children, and the results are sobering. In a study of children age 6-8, it was found that sedentary behavior in was linked to an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Vascular Diseases for children.

Full article: http://www.examiner.com/article/little-exercise-and-heavy-use-of-electronic-media-health-risk-for-children

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