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Watching television ups the risk of heart problems

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A recently conducted study has revealed that watching television ups the risk of heart ailments. According to www.sify.com, people who watch television for four hours at a stretch everyday are at 28 percent increased risk of heart problems. The study has claimed that with every passing hour of watching television, the risk of heart ailments increases by 7 percent.

The study was conducted by scientists at the Medical Research Council. It also established that minor lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in the maintenance and functioning of the heart.

As reported by www.blog.taragana.com, the team of researchers carried out the study on about 13,197 people including healthy women and men in their middle age phase.

It was recorded in the study that out of these participants, 373 people died out of heart ailments. The scientists noted that the total time spent by these participants was a major indicator of increasing the odds of dying from heart problems.

“Our bodies are not designed to sit for long periods and we should be aware that, as we put in the TV hours watching the World Cup, our risk of heart disease is probably increasing” warned Dr Katrien Wijndaele, co-author of the study.

Celebrities who have heart problems include Jennie GarthRobin WilliamsBill Clinton and Barbara Walters.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1187553, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/220620

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