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Thursday
Aug232012

Study: link between technology and obesity

A new study shows that for every 10 percent increase in what a country spends on information and communications technology, there is a 1 percent rise in obesity rates.

The study, by the non-profit Milken Institute, shows that not only do computers, video games and TVs keep people from exercising but they also affect the way people eat, thus adding to the obesity epidemic in the United States.

The report does have a positive side: it notes that many companies have instituted wellness programs and are enticing workers to use bicycles.

For more, read the NBC News story.

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