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More than 2 hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30 percent

A study on concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of by 30%. The article also points out that doing no daily or doing less than an hour a day increases this risk by 50%.

TV and High Blood Pressure Risk
A study on European concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high by 30%. The article also points out that doing no daily physical activity or doing less than an hour a day increases this risk by 50%.
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Augusto César Ferreira de Moraes, Heráclito Barbosa Carvalho, Alfonso Siani, Gianvincezo Barba, Toomas Veidebaum, Michael Tornaritis, Denes Molnar, Wolfgang Ahrens, NormanWirsik, Stefaan De Henauw, Staffan Mårild, Lauren Lissner, Kenn Konstabel, Yannis Pitsiladis, Luis A. Moreno. “Incidence of high blood pressure in children –Effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviors: The IDEFICS study. High blood pressure, lifestyle and children”. International Journal of Cardiology 180 (2015) 165-170

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