Friday, January 14, 2011

Heart disease risk for TV viewers


Excessive time spent in front of a television or computer screen increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, even though the individual is the category of hard exercise.It was the discovery received from the issue of Journal of American College of Cardiology in January 2011.



Data showed that, compared with individuals who spent less than two hours watching television for entertainment such as watching television, using computers or playing video games, they are using more than four hours for the same purpose have twice the risk for problems involved in cardiology which is often referred to hospital and death or both.


The investigation was first made, and it deals with television viewing time and the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease.This study also suggests the metabolic and inflammatory factors associated with long sitting habits and the risk of heart health."People who spend too much time in front of the screen, such as watching television will have the possibility of sudden death and suffering from problems related to heart health.


"Our analysis also suggests that they spent two hours on each day in front of the screen put himself at risk for heart-related diseases," says Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis, of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom.In fact, the risk of death for those who spent more than four hours of entertainment watching the screen to increase by 125 percent, compared with 48 percent for those who only spend about two in front of the television.The habit increased the risk of disease-related high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and smoking-related diseases.


These findings also suggested that public health practitioners create guidelines to organize movements and simple exercises the right way of sitting, especially in aged individuals and spend a lot of time is not active.Among others, such as bending under a desk or computer."This is really about character. We kind of already programmed, back home continue to press the switch the television and sat up for hours. Of course it is a matter of fun and easy to make, but know that with behavior like that aggravate your heart health and overall health, "says Dr.Stamatakis.


Another study findings were published in journals, sits in a long time will affect the human body in either long or short term.Researchers also will find how to modify the formula in order to reduce the seat of life and increased movement and exercise.In general, these studies involved a total of 4.512 adults who are also respondents from the Scottish Health Survey 2003.Since the total of 325 deaths from various causes, and 215 heart-related illness occurred an average of 4.3 years during the survey.Viewing time is measured in this study included those who like to watch DVD / TV, video games and includes use of computers for entertainment purposes.

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