From the story: _More than other groups, children in East Asia "basically go to school, they don't go outside at school, they go home and they stay inside. They study and they watch television," the scientist said. The most myopic school-leavers in the world are to be found in cities in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea, where between 80 and 90 per cent were affected...The researchers, collating the findings of studies from around the world, stressed that being a bookworm or computer geek does not in itself put you at risk. "As long as they get outside it doesn't seem to matter how much study they do," explained Professor Morgan.
OK, so maybe not. Sorry, kids. But the scientists do say that too much study without a little outside play to balance things out isn't a good thing.