Study: Helps avoid 11% of coronary heart disease injuries

For the health of your hearts, researchers advise reducing the amount of time you watch TV

Sitting in front of the TV after eating a big meal in the evening and eating light food and drinks while watching.. Things that increase the risk of deteriorating health.

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A new scientific study suggests that more than 1 in 10 cases of heart disease could be avoided if people limit the amount of time they spend in front of TV screens.

And the British PA Media news agency quoted experts at Cambridge University as saying that sitting in front of the TV after eating a large meal in the evening, and eating other light foods and drinks while watching, all things increase the risk of deteriorating health.

Experts believe that it is possible to avoid the occurrence of more than one in 10 cases of coronary heart disease, if one watches television for less than an hour per day.

However, if this is not possible, they suggest that one get up and move to take intervals while watching TV, and they also suggest that one stay away from eating crackers and chocolate.

Speaking to PA Media, Dr. Yeonjun Kim, an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and a visiting researcher in the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge, said: 'There are some other measures that one might take besides reducing the actual time that people spend. Spends watching TV, such as taking breaks while watching TV, and doing some light exercise from time to time.”

He added, "One can also try to avoid snacks, especially those that contain high calories such as crackers and chocolate... It is possible that all these measures can better help in controlling the risk of coronary heart disease."

Chest pain (angina) and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms of coronary heart disease, as it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

In the study published in the journal BMC Medicine, researchers said that it is possible to avoid 11% of cases of coronary heart disease if one watches television for less than one hour a day, but they found that those who use computers They do not show obvious dangers.

The researchers used data from a study by the UK Biobank, which included 373,066 people, and also looked at genetic susceptibility to heart disease.

The team of researchers examined the differences between those who watch television and those who use computers for leisure, by evaluating their responses to questionnaires.

The results, obtained over 13 years of follow-up, showed that compared to watching TV for more than four hours a day, there was a 16% lower chance of developing coronary heart disease if one watched TV for less than one hour a day, regardless of Regardless of the genetic risks he has.

As for those who watched television for between two and three hours a day, the risk was 6% lower for developing this condition compared to watching for more than four hours a day.

What about the computer

The study found that spending free time in front of a computer did not appear to affect disease risk.

The team saw possible reasons for this, including that TV viewing tends to occur in the evenings after eating the often high-calorie dinner, leading to higher levels of fat and cholesterol in the blood.

Also, people are more likely to snack while sitting in front of the TV than while using the computer.

The researchers added that there is a greater chance that people who use the computer take some rest during their activity on the device.

According to the British Heart Foundation, coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Britain, and is responsible for about 64,000 deaths each year.

Yeonjun Kim:

"There are other actions one might take besides reducing the actual time spent watching TV, such as taking intervals and doing some light exercise from time to time."

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Years of follow-up resulted in the results of the study.

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