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More TVs and computers in the developing world linked to diabetes and obesity
More TVs and computers in the developing world linked to diabetes and obesity (February 10, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Vancouver - A new report published in the CMAJ finds that as more people in the developing world own TVs and computers, the higher the rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers studied data on over 150,000 adults from over 100,000 households in 17 countries. Countries were divided into high income, upper-middle income, lower-middle income and low income. Participants were surveyed regarding their activity levels, diet and presence of diabetes, whether they had a TV, computer or care, and their height and weight was measured as well. Results showed that ownership of cars, computers and TVs was associated with higher rates of obesity and type diabetes in the lower income countries.
 
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