SPECIAL REPORT: Children at risk of developing diabetes if they spend more than three hours in front of a screen

Updated Monday 20 March 2017 14:10
Once considered to be an age-related ailment victimizing people above 65 years-old, diabetes has begun to rise among children as well

 With a number of cases being reported around the globe, the causes of type-2 diabetes among children normally consist of unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, family history, or other medical conditions.

Now, experts, by way of a study, have added another problem to the list of causes that may increase the risk of childhood diabetes.

The study warns that, children who spend more than three hours staring at smartphone, computer or TV screens have a raised risk of type-2 diabetes.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, linked increased levels of body fat and insulin resistance in children to regular extended periods of screen time.

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