TV watching in early adulthood is linked to increase in risk factors for heart disease, researchers have just announced. They studied more than 5,600 men and women who were asked about their viewing habits at age 23 and then again at age 44.
Their findings were that that people who watched more television were more likely to have metabolic problems such as higher blood pressure and a higher body mass index, as well as more inflammation in their systems.
The study was presented at the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism & Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention joint conference in San Francisco. If these findings find their way into the peer-reviewed medical literature, they will be another wake up call on the dangers of a sedentary life.