By Dennis Douda, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Children today spend more time than ever in front of a screen and, as new study shows, it can damage their health down the road.

Researchers found kids who spend more time sitting and less time playing have smaller blood vessels in their eyes. It restricts blood flow which could eventually lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

A little exercise, however, can make a big difference.

Researchers found kids who are active for more than an hour a day have significantly wider blood vessels in the eyes.

Check out the report above.


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