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Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition

Limiting children’s recreational screen use has been linked with improved cognition.

Children aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found.

Combining this with nine to 11 hours of sleep a night was found to be best for performance. Researchers said more work was now needed to better understand the effects of different types of screen use.

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