Watching TV for more than 4 hours a day increases the risk of blood clots by 35%

A new research team at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom has announced that 'people who watch TV for more than 4 hours a day have a 35% higher risk of developing blood clots than people who watch TV for less than 2.5 hours.'

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TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots

A new study by Setter Knusso of the University of Bristol will examine the relationship between TV viewing time and venous thromboembolism in a meta-analysis analysis that integrates multiple existing findings before analyzing them. The survey results analyzed were two in the United States and one in Japan. Regarding the Japanese survey, the relationship between Japanese lifestyle and cancer was conducted with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. were examined JACC study of 'TV viewing time and associated with pulmonary embolism mortality risk' of theinvestigation was used.

The total number of subjects is 131,421 when the results of these three surveys are totaled. All subjects were over 40 years old and had no history of venous thromboembolism, and TV viewing time was categorized by responding to questionnaires such as 'How long do you watch TV every day?'.

Focusing on the two groups, 'I see more than 4 hours a day' and 'I don't see 2.5 hours a day,' the former had a 1.35 times higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism than the latter. The average follow-up period for the three studies analyzed was 5.1 to 19.6 years, during which 964 subjects developed venous thromboembolism.

According to the analysis, the effect of watching TV on the incidence of venous thromboembolus was independent of age, gender, BMI, etc., Knusso said, 'Watching TV for hours is a blood clot. It is a high-risk behavior regarding the outbreak. ' However, since the research that was the subject of the survey was only an observational study , he refused that the causal relationship itself that 'the act of watching TV for a long time causes blood clots' was 'not proven', but 'in a cramped attitude.' The condition of sitting for a long time and collecting blood in the limbs and the act of eating snacks while watching TV both increase the possibility of blood clots. '

'Our findings suggest that we need to limit the amount of time we spend in front of the TV, and if we're watching TV for long periods of time, we should move to improve blood circulation. Generally speaking, if you spend a lot of time sitting in your daily life or sitting in front of your PC for a long time at work, try to get up and move from time to time. ' increase.

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