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07 December 2010

Video games improve children's diets

A new study has found that video games designed to encourage the intake of fruit, vegetable and water intake in children is actually very effective.

Fruit and vegetable consumption and increased water intake can lower the risk of obesity, as can increased physical activity, but it is not always easy to convince children to eat better and exercise more.

In a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that video games designed to encourage these behaviours were effective.

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