Video Game Addiction And Heart Disease In Children: Shocking New Study Released

Researchers have released a shocking report that showed that rapid spikes in heart rates of children playing or watching video games can be fatal.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 20, 2022 - PRLog -- WordCraft Club has interviewed Pat Fonda, gaming addiction author, following the release of a report that indicates video games can cause heart disease in vulnerable children.

"It goes back to what I have been advocating all along, that parents get seriously involved in their kid's virtual worlds, "said Pat. "This includes helping to choose the games their kids play, or even the games they watch others playing, apparently."

An Australian researcher studied kids who had fainted while watching video games. The study concluded that "during the dangerous stunts shown in video games, children's heart rate increases and decreases very quickly, which is not good for their age and heart health. It has a bad effect on children's hearts."

A research study led by Claire M Lawley at The Heart Center for Children in Australia, and published in Heart Rhythm, a journal published on heart health, focused on children who fainted while watching video games.

The research involved an in-depth study of the heart health of 22 children who fainted while playing an electronic video game stunt and war game. Researchers have also reported cases where children died while playing multiplayer war gaming. These so-called massively-multiplayer online role-playing games or MMORPGs are the most addictive video games around.

The cause of death in these cases was cardiac arrest, according to medical experts.

"If a child exhibits severe anxiety and shortness of breath while playing video games, the child should be referred to a heart specialist immediately," warned the expert.

Pat Fonda with Gift Mojo recently published a report, "The Most Addictive Video Games Of 2022 Revealed (Plus Our Top Non-Addictive Game Picks For Kids)".  Read the report here:

Besides parents getting involved in choosing safe video games for kids, Pat Fonda also advises parents to create lots more opportunities for open play for their children.

"In many cities today the space has really shrunk for unstructured, open play, such as we enjoyed in our days," says Pat. "This is what's driving all this interest in video gaming. But parents have to get creative and get their children away from the video consoles and smartphones, and out into unstructured play."

This includes getting your child a selection of attractive toys to diversify their play. Gift Mojo recently published a Christmas gift guide with lots of such toys for this holiday season 2022. That guide is free and you can download it or read it online at this link:

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