Tuesday, 12 Jan, 2010 Health & Fitness

Sitting in Front of TV Increases the Risk or Stroke or Heart Attack by 80 Percent


The American Heart Association published in its journal Circulation a study that says that watching television or sitting for a long time in front of a PC can considerably increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

According to the study, which involved the participation of 7,000 Australians, watching TV increases the risk of heart attack by 80 percent. Researchers analyzed the study participants based on the amount of time they watched television, informs TG Daily. They observed them for 6 years and discovered that every hour a person spent in front of the TV increased the risk of heart attack by 18 percent.

The numbers presented in the study do not include other elements that could lead to heart disease, such as obesity and smoking. The study also showed that watching TV increases the risk of cancer development by 9 percent.

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