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Too much screen time and snacking raises heart disease risk

New research finds too much screen time plus the temptation for snacking while glued to a device increases the risk for metabolic disorder in teenagers. The risk increases after six hours per day spent looking at a device.

'Nearly all' children under 4 use mobile devices on a daily basis

A U.S. study of mobile device usage by children under the age of 4 has concluded that they are faced with "almost universal exposure" to digital devices and most will have their own device by the time they turn four.

Expert urges parents to 'limit kids' screen time'

Psychologist Dr. Aric Sigman is urging that children's time in front of TVS, computer screen, smartphones and devices of the like, be limited as to not create problems with obesity-related diseases or literal television addiction.

Report: Canadian kids need to be active

Children in Canada should be limited to no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time, according to the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.
 

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