20 Apr '11, 4am

Too much TV puts children's hearts at risk: Study (via ST iPhone App)

Too much TV puts children's hearts at risk: Study (via ST iPhone App)

Children who spend too much time watching television are increasing their risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life, an Australian study said. -- PHOTO: AP SYDNEY - CHILDREN who spend too much time watching television increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life, an Australian study showed on Wednesday. In what was declared world-first research, the University of Sydney found that six- to seven-year-olds who spent the most time watching television had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes. This increased their chances of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes when they were older. 'Parents need to get their children up and moving and off the couch,' said Dr Bamini Gopinath, the lead author. The study examined 1,500 six- and seven-year-olds in 34 primary schools in Sydney. On average...

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