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(From The Northern Echo)
Byline: SHARON GRIFFITHS
If you don't want your children to watch too much TV, there's really a very simple answer TOO much television makes children fat, ill, lazy, bored, depressed and violent. The more research that's done, the more alarming the results. The latest research makes a direct link between television watching in childhood and increased risks of obesity and diabetes in adulthood. Yet, astonishingly, new figures say that children now spend around 53 hours a week watching television or playing computer games.
Fifty-three hours? That's more than seven hours a day. Which doesn't leave much room for much else - such as playing, …