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Commentary on: Nagata JM, Lee CM, Lin F, et al. Screen time from adolescence to adulthood and cardiometabolic disease: a prospective cohort study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07984-6. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
Reducing screen time and promoting physical activity among children and adolescents could be a key strategy in preventing cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood.
Further research using objective measures of screen time is needed to advance knowledge of dose–response relationship between screen time and cardiometabolic disease risk and to inform future recommendations.
In an increasingly digital world, high prevalence of sedentary behaviour has become a significant concern for public health. It is ubiquitous in various environments, and WHO guidelines1 recommend reducing sedentary behaviour for substantial health benefits. The study by Nagata and colleagues2 investigating the relationship between screen …
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