Metabolic syndrome is constellation of abdominal obesity,
increase blood sugar, triglyceride and reduced HDL, and hypertension. This constellation
is associated with increased cardiac vascular morbidity and mortality.
Now a recently published study, has come with solid
data, stating that metabolic syndrome in forties is associated increased TV
watching and lack of exercise in teens.
Compared to those who just watched one TV show per
week, to those who watched several shows per day at age 16 had double the
chance having metabolic syndrome at age 43 years
|Hey kid if do not exercise and reduce TV watching this how may look at age of 43|
Compared to those who did daily leisure time
physical activity to those did few times leisure time physical activity in a month
also had double the risk of metabolic syndrome
There is increamental dose response risk of metabolic
syndrome with TV watching and physical activity.
TV viewing at teen years was associated with central
obesity, low HDL cholesterol, and hypertension at forties.
Decreased leisure-time physical activity in the teen
years is linked to central obesity and raised triglycerides at forties.
To reduce cardio metabolic risk in adult life and
later, teens are urged to increase their physical activity and reduce TV watching.
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