Health Alert: Watching Two or More Hours of TV a Day Increases Hypertension Risk in Children.

Health Alert: Watching Two or More Hours of TV a Day Increases Hypertension Risk in Children.

A new study indicates that spending more than two hours a day in front of a TV screen increases a child’s risk for high blood pressure by 30% and performing less than one hour a day of physical activity increases a child’s risk for hypertension by 50%! The authors of the study write, “The figures are worrying, given that sedentary behaviors are common in infancy and subsequently, later in life.” International Journal of Cardiology, February 2015

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