Heavy Computer Use May Lead to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents


A Norwegian study presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, indicates that greater computer use at weekends is linked with bone mineral density (BMD).

The study gathered data from 463 girls and 484 boys aged 15–18 years in Norway's Tromsø region. The researchers learned that boys spent more time in front of the computer than girls.


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