An hour of video game daily can make girls fat

An hour of video game daily can make girls fat
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Young women who play computer games for an hour every day are at increased risk of gaining unhealthy weight, warns new research.

London: Young women who play computer games for an hour every day are at increased risk of gaining unhealthy weight, warns new research.

Those women who spend two hours daily in playing computer game are at risk of gaining additional 3.7 kg after a period of five years, the findings suggested.

The research that followed more than 2,500 Swedes in their 20s for five years found no such impact of video games in men.The participants responded to a survey on three different occasions: in 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Researchers used the survey to investigate whether the amount of time young people spend e-mailing, chatting or playing computer games in their free time affects their body mass index (BMI).

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