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Posted Wed Oct 26 2011: from BBC:
Lack of outdoor play linked to short-sighted children
The time children spend outdoors could be linked to a reduced risk of being short-sighted, research suggests. An analysis of eight previous studies by University of Cambridge researchers found that for each additional hour spent outside per week, the risk of myopia reduced by 2 percent. Exposure to natural light and time spent looking at distant objects could be key factors, they said.
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