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Adult video gamers are not very healthy

August 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
People hooked on video games may not be too healthy, according to a new study.Researchers in Seattle analyzed 500 video gamers and found the typical adult gamer is overweight, introverted, and may be a little depressed.

The study says 56 percent of gamers are men.

The report says many adults may be playing video games as a form of "digital self-medication."

The findings appear in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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