TV and diabetes linked?


No, there are not fat waves emanating from the television screen. But one of the keys to helping your body manage sugars is exercise. Researchers in Norway have now produced a study showing that children and adolescents who watch the most TV are the most likely to have trouble processing glucose.

Average blood glucose is recommended to be at 7%; children/adolescents watching TV less than one hour a day already exceed that at 8.2% over time. It went up from there. Two hours/8.4%; three hours/8.7%, four hours/8.8% and over four hours/9.5%. Scientists said the lack of exercise is a factor, and it's aggravated by the tendency to snack while watching TV.