Limiting screen time could prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases

23-Jul-2020
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Restricting television viewing to two hours a day could prevent or delay poor health.
Cancer and cardiovascular disease were at their lowest when daily TV time was 2 hours or less.
500,000 participants aged 37-73 were followed for over a 12 year period between 2006 and 2018.
Findings mean adults should minimize exposure, whether on TV or mobile phones..
5.62% of all deaths, 7.97% of deaths due to cardiovascular disease could've been prevented or delayed.
Unhealthy snacking, lower socioeconomic status, linked to both TV time and poor health.
Research from University of Glasgow, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Minimize exposure to TV and phones and maximize your health

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Academic Hamish Foster - Clinical Research Fellow, University of Glassglow

Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes (MCP:IQ&O) - Journal providig information about research that optimize medical and surgical patient care.

Academia University of Glasgow

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