Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Video watching linked to increased BP in kids

Video watching linked to increased BP in kids"Children who spent more time in front of video screens tended to have higher blood pressure than those who found other things to do - but not because they weren’t getting exercise, researchers said. Television viewing time and 'screen time' - the combination of all time spent with TVs, video games, and computers - were both significantly correlated with increased systolic blood pressure in 111 children, Joey C. Eisenmann, PhD, of Michigan State University in East Lansing, and colleagues reported in the August issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine." - medpage TODAY

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