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Kids watching TV for hours? Beware of health risks

20 August, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Six-year olds who spend most of their time watching TV could end up with narrower arteries in the eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life.

The study, which looked at 1,500 six-to-seven-year-old children in 34 primary schools, showed that the increased health risks from each hour a day of TV was similar to that associated with an increase in blood pressure, University of Sydney researchers said.

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