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"Pokémon Go could ease Type 2 diabetes burden"


If you own a smartphone and have regular access to wifi, chances are you’ve downloaded Pokémon Go. In less than a month since its release, this augmented reality game that allows people to capture and battle the beloved creatures has already surpassed Twitter in daily use.

Now, University of Leicester researches believe that the physical activity required of Pokémon Go users has the ability to be “an innovative solution for rising obesity levels.” At the core of this game is the need for players to walk certain distances to find creatures and battle at local gyms. This application of the game is particularly exciting for diabetics and diabetes research alike because obesity is the leading cause of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Article Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160725090154.htm

Contact: Kajal Bains

Corporate Communications Associate

Epinex Diagnostics, Inc.

kajal@epinex.com

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