A survey of UK school children has shown that children as young as nine and ten are already showing signs of markers for type two diabetes.
It is known that the more screen time a child has, whether this is computer games, video games or television, the fatter they get. There is a dose / response effect.
Insulin resistance also increases and also shows a dose / response effect. The surprise is how early the changes occur.
Achiv Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312016
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Causation vs correlation.