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Research released on parents, kids and TV

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - How much time parents watch TV may be the biggest influence on how the amount of time their children watch. Researchers interviewed more than 1,500 parents of grade school children, asking about their family's viewing habits, rules, and locations of TVs in the house. They found, on average parents watch TV 4 hours a day, and those who watch more, have kids who watch more. SOURCE - American Academy of Pediatrics/MedDay/CBS

Type 2 diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of cancer due to a genetic abnormality. A new study from France says that a genetic mutation linked to cancer is four times more common in people with Type 2 diabetes than the rest of the population. Scientists say the problem is more common among older patients. SOURCE - Nature Genetics/MedDay/CBS 

Exercise pill

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida say they've developed an experimental drug that could someday lead to improved exercise endurance. They say it boosts metabolism in the liver. Lab mice given the drug were able to run 50 percent faster and longer than mice who did not get the drug. Researcher say the findings could eventually help people who have conditions like obesity and congestive heart failure - which limit the ability to exercise. SOURCE - Scripps Research Institute/MedDay/CBS

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