Peer blames computer and games industries for obesity

Baroness Susan Greenfield has launched an attack on the IT industry, claiming it – along with the games industry – are fuelling the obesity crisis.

Speaking to a science seminar at the House of Lords, the peer said that use of computers and video games were ‘infantilising’, changing the way the brain works and promoting obesity in the process, reports the Telegraph.

She said that the nature of IT and games and the ability to just restart when a error was made was changing the way the brain worked, claiming a child who fell out of a tree would not make the make the same mistake again, but a computer user or gamer would.

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