Watching television can increase risk of heart disease24 June 2010
Television viewing is associated with higher cardiovascular risk independently of physical activity, according to a study published on 23 June in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Every hour a day spent sitting in front of a television increases the risk of death from heart disease by seven percent. The study found one in 35 died from heart disease over a 10-year period. The calculation took into account other risk factors such as smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, and poor diet.Read the article here.
Published in International Journal of Epidemiology, Advanced Access, 23 June.
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