USA researchers have proven that video games such as Kinect Sports and Just Dance can help overweight children lose weight and improve their cardiovascular risk factors.
Adherence to the programme of one hour three times a week was very high with 94.4 % sticking to the games. 46 families were involved with 23 families in the intervention and control groups.
BMI , blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol all improved in the intervention group.
The study was funded by the AHA.