Watching television as a pastime is said to be linked to poor health in children.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study links watching television as a pastime to chronic poor health in children. As reported by TIME, television-viewing received the top ranking on a list of sedentary behaviors that contribute to poor health conditions such as high blood pressure.
As noted in the report, researchers conducted testing on 111 children who ranged in ages 3 to 8, tracking them for hours a day while they participated in various inactive pastimes. Study co-author Dr. Joey Eisenmann of Michigan State University is quoted by TIME as stating of the research, “These results show that sedentary behavior, and more specifically television-viewing, is related to blood pressure independent of body fat or obesity level.”
More information about the study may be found in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
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