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Six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television, using a computer or playing video games had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes -- a marker of future cardiovascular risk.
Study Highlights: Children who had the most hours of screen time, particularly in front of the television, had narrower arteries in the eyes -- a possible indicator for future heart disease risk. Children with the highest levels of physical activity had wider retinal arterioles. The magnitude of vessel narrowing for each hour of screen time was similar to a 10 millimeter of mercury rise in systolic blood pressure. DALLAS, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six-year-olds who spent the...
Children who spend too much time watching television have increased chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes later in life.
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