Screen time tied to increased obesity risk in adolescents

Screen time tied to increased obesity risk in adolescents

Teens who used screen devices such as smartphones and tablets for five or more hours daily had a twofold higher likelihood of drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and getting too little physical activity and were 43% more likely to become obese than those who didn’t use such devices. The findings in the Journal of Pediatrics also showed a 74% increased risk of poor sleep among those who used screen devices for at least five hours daily.

HealthDay News (12/14)