Screen Time Linked to Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

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Children who spend three or more hours a day looking at screens may face more risk factors for developing diabetes.

A study in the UK says those factors include higher body fat, as well as insulin resistance.

Physicians suggest reducing screen time may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and encourage at least one hour of activity a day.

Dana Stephens, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner says “ Not only being active helps your body, but also if you’re being active you’re not sitting in front of the TV eating those  chips or other junk food. Those kind of go hand in hand, the more active you are, the more your outside being busy, or doing different things, then less likely you’d be consuming things you shouldn’t eat, or drinking soda and those type of things.”

Unity Point physicians would like to remind everyone of all ages, that one hour a day activity is needed for a healthy lifestyle

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