Duncan Blog

Dr. Eric Duncan Blog

Duncan Chiropractic Group P.C.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Scientists Warn: Television Watching and Computer Game Playing "Damages The Heart"

Research Reveals
: How Many Hours It Takes
To DOUBLE Your Risk Of Major Cardiac Problems...
No Matter How Much Exercise You Do!!!
Are you sitting down? If you aren't, please find a seat because when you read this, you might get a little weak in the knees.
Here is why...
According to The Telegraph, a new study published int he Journal of the American College of Cardiology found, "The risk of heart disease and premature death from any cause doubled for those spending more than four hours a day glued to a screen, it was claimed. Metabolic factors and inflammation may be partly to blame, the report said.
Research revealed those who devote more than four hours watching television, surfing the web, or playing computer games are more than twice as likely to have major cardiac problems."
Here's The Really Shocking Part
The study found there was a 48% increased risk of all-cause mortality and an approximate 125% increase in the risk of cardiovascular events in those spending more than four hours in front of a screen.
"The risks were irrespective of factors
such as smoking, hypertension, BMI,
social class, and even exercise."
In other words, from the results of this study, the negative effect of watching television and being on a computer may not be lessened by exercise.
Like most health issues, more research is always needed for definitive answers... but limiting television and computer time may not only make you more productive... it might save your life.

No comments: