Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

By Mary Elizabeth DallasHealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kids who get too much screen time may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their chances of type 2 diabetes, new research says.Watching television, playing video games or sitting in front of a computer or other device for more than three hours each day was linked to more body fat and insulin resistance. Those factors mean the body is less able to keep blood sugar levels under control, the British researchers said.

They said limiting children’s screen time could be necessary to prevent health issues later on.