(NEVS IA) .-Over time on the screen damages the health of children and makes them more likely to have vision problems, overweight and even cancer, warns of a new study.
Experts say it this bad habit is compared to sweet drinks as a cause of obesity.
And the number of children who became myopic doubled in 50 years.
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The Global Fund for Cancer Research analyzed 80 studies for more than 200,000 people.
This study has qualified smart phones and tablets along with sugar drinks as one of the greatest risks for childhood obesity.
And overweight can lead to dozens types of cancer, including: breast, colon, kidney, liver, ovary, pancreas and prostate.
Apart from increasing the risk of dying young people.
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The results of the study are really troubling taking into account Advertisements about unhealthy foods caught by these non-practicing children are aggravating things.
The researchers questioned the cause of weight gain in children around the world and the answer was the same: more and more time spent on smartphones, tablets and games encourages children to gain weight: That and the sweet drink are two main ones.
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Sophia Loves from Cancer Research UK at The Telegraph said "the report highlights the importance of early action to prevent cancer. "