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Study says limiting screen time increases brainpower in children

Posted: 8:42 AM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 11:47:53-04

A new study that says reducing the time that children spend looking at screens can boost brainpower. 

The study followed more than 4,500 children in the U.S. between the ages of 8 and 11.

It tracked their screen time, physical activity and sleep.

Researchers found that children who spent more than 2 hours a day looking at phones, tablets and televisions performed worse on memory, language and thinking tests than those who spent less time on various devices.

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The study bolsters the evidence that shows too much time spent looks at screens can hurt growing minds.