Long stay behind the computer is the cause of high pressure in children

Hypertension occurs not only among the elderly. The disease is sometimes diagnosed in young children. One of the main reasons doctors call fatigue, which is often a consequence of a long stay in front of the TV or computer.

Researchers from Spain found: the risk of childhood hypertension is increased by one third if the child spends at the computer a lot of time. Only the researchers analyzed the health status of 5 thousand children from Germany, Sweden, Italy, Estonia and Spain. Within two years, doctors monitored the health status of the groups and correlated this information with the children's leisure.

Low physical activity and passion for video games with television not only increased the likelihood of pediatric hypertension, and other diseases: gastritis, obesity, diabetes.

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