Don’t be a couch potato! This is an often-quoted phrase by our parents, friends or loved ones when we spend increased time in front of the television. A study has found that risk of blood clot in the leg or lung increases when people spend ample time watching television, even when these people get the desired and recommended amount of physical activity.
Watching TV is not a bad idea. But sitting for a prolonged time with a bag of greasy potato chips or a can of soft drink is neither good. While long hours of viewing TV have already been associated with heart disease and blocked arteries, this study aims to discuss about the blood clots in veins of the legs, arms, pelvis and lungs associated with extended TV hours.
Around 15,000 participants in the age group of 45-64 participated in the study that concluded that:
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.