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Video Games Bad for the Bones

June 23, 2015
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A study from China examined “the association between duration of playing video games and bone mineral density (BMD) in Chinese adolescents.” Not surprisingly, “adolescents with longer video game duration were more likely to have lower legs, trunk, pelvic, spine, and total BMD.”

Researchers concluded that “these findings provide support for reducing duration of playing video games as a possible means to increase BMD in adolescents.” While video games can be fun, they don’t replace exercise and physical activity when it comes to your bone health.

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