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Stop letting babies watch TV, begs World Health Organization

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The occasional Netflix binge might seem like a harmless distraction to you and me, but the World Health Organization says those same personal standards should never be applied to babies and toddlers. In a new report, WHO insists that sedentary behavior in children up to five years of age puts them at a dramatically increased risk of developing habits links to obesity and all the nasty health effects that come with it.

Previous WHO guidance on "screen time" for children had already placed restrictions on the amount of sedentary time young children should spend watching TV and playing with gadgets like smartphones and tablets. These low-energy activities contribute to poor health, it's thought, and now the guidelines have become even more strict.

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