• Question: is it true that gaming on consoles can stop you from getting certain diseases

    Asked by lilarsenalboy to David, Jonathan, Pete, Sam on 8 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 8 Jul 2012:

      I’m not sure about that – I don’t think that playing video games can stop you from getting diseases. There have been some studies showing that playing active gaming consoles, like the Nintendo Wii, can contribute to a healthier lifestyle by providing an alternative way of doing exercise, but there is a big debate in the scientific community at the minute about the effect that playing games for long periods of time has on us, and in some cases we’re still not sure what these effects are.

      Were you thinking of any diseases in particular?