Watching TV three hours a day linked to child diabetes

Children who spend more than three hours a day in front of the TV or a computer may be at greater risk of developing diabetes.

Increased levels of body fat and insulin resistance in children were linked to regular extended periods of screen time in a new study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Diabetes risk factors including blood fat and glucose levels, blood pressure and resistance to insulin were measured in 4,495 children aged nine and ten from primary schools in London, Birmingham and Leicester.

Children who said they spent the most time

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