The headline reads, Active Video Games may be as healthy for kids as active games? The controversy of video game benefits continues to fester.

Health advocates blame computers and video games on kids expanding waistline. But some researchers are pointing out that they may be helpful. The active video games like some of the wii sports and fitness games may be changing some thinking or at least requiring a second look. The September 2008 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, reported that elementary school children who played video games for 35 minutes a day could burn around 150 calories, enough to prevent weight gain in an average-weight child.

Here's some links to other studies on the issue of video game:

Effects of video games. Preparing surgeons.

Study fings Wii games equals wee exercise.

What are video games good for? Possibly improving eyesight.