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TV raises kids’ blood pressure

ANOTHER US study has shown that children who watch too much television have a higher risk of developing blood pressure problems.

Children who watched four or more hours of TV a day were three times more likely to have high blood pressure than children who watched less than two hours a day.

“There is a significant association between hours of television watched and both the severity of obesity and the presence of hypertension in obese children”, Dr Jeffrey Schwimmer of the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues wrote in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dr Schwimmer worked with researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of South Alabama where they studied 546 children between the ages of four to 17 who visited weight management clinics from 2003 to 2005.

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