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Pokémon Go’s health benefits seem short lived

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6684 (Published 14 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6684

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Re: Pokémon Go’s health benefits seem short lived

Pokemon Go fans should be aware that even a few minutes of viewing a fast-paced television cartoon significantly worsens cognitive abilities and executive function in children.
References
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20229267
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/4/644.long

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 June 2018
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece