Watching television for three hours a day may increase a child’s risk of diabetes



Watching television for three or more hours a day may increase a child's risk of diabetes, new research suggests.
Children who spend at least three hours in front of a screen are heavier and have greater insulin resistance, a study found. Both of these are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Such youngsters also produce impaired amounts of the hormone leptin, the research adds. Leptin is involved in regulating appetite.
These results remained even after the study's participant's activity levels were taken into account, the study found. 
Study author Dr Claire Nightingale from St George's,... read more

 
31 July 2017 in Health, Views: 54
Source: Daily Mail
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