Leisure Time Computer Use and Overweight Development in Young Adults – A Prospective Study

Sara Thomée; Lauren Lissner; Mats Hagberg; Anna Grimby-Ekman


BMC Public Health. 2015;15(839) 

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We have identified a risk group for overweight development: young adult female computer gamers. Leisure time computer gaming was a risk factor for overweight development in the young women even after adjusting for demographic and lifestyle factors including physical activity, but not in the men. There were no clear prospective associations between computer use for communication (emailing and chatting) and overweight in either sex.