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With childhood obesity, video games might be the answer

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- High-energy, interactive video games might be a good way to counter the growing childhood obesity problem.

Researchers had about 40 middle schoolers play various games like Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Boxing, where they had to get up and move to play.

All of them increased the energy expenditure of the kids, and those who were overweight or at risk of becoming overweight said they enjoyed the games more than kids who had a lower body mass index.

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