Passion for computer games is reflected in the physical form of children. So says Catherine Morrison from California state University in Fullerton. Together with a team she tried to understand the causal relationships between two phenomena: children's gambling and obesity.
Scientists put on children special bracelets that account for activity, pulse and other vital parameters. More subjects is regularly held polls to determine the degree of dependence on computer entertainment.
Sleep disorders, as it turned out, are the main group of problems in children are fond of playing computer games. Violation of sleep and wakefulness in children quickly has an impact on metabolism. As a result significantly increases the likelihood of obesity and development of infections due to low immunity.
Note, the study involved only adolescents. Now, experts plan to conduct similar work with the participation of young children and adults.