The Game Blame: Games blamed for vitamin D deficiency

Games are blamed for everything else, why not low vitamin D levels in U.S. children?

Videogames do a body bad, says a newly published study in Pediatrics. It says that seven out of ten kids suffer from low D levels, which could lead to bone problems, heart disease, and even diabetes. 7.6 million children could be considered deficient, and videogames and television are called out.

From Times of the Internet:

Low vitamin D levels were especially common in children who were older, female, African-American, Mexican-American, obese, drank milk less than once a week, or spent more than four hours a day watching TV, playing video games or using computers, the study found.

It’s not games’ fault if you don’t drink milk or go outside! I personally fall under the last four categories, but I’m not going to blame games. Drink some Sunny D and game on, kids!

I have a new report, to be published on non-medical games journal Destructoid. It’s called “Everything Wrong with U.S. Children: Reasons Uncovered.” It’s a one page report, with only one line:


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