Links Between Video-game Playing And Health Risks In Adults Found

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 08:14 in Psychology & Sociology

While video gaming is perceived as a pastime for children and young adults, the average age of US players is 35. Investigators analyzed survey data from 500+ adults (19 to 90) on health risks; media use behaviors and perceptions, including those related to video-game playing; and demographic factors. They found measurable correlations between video-game playing and health risks, including a higher BMI and a greater number of poor mental-health days.

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