Excessive screen time could be bad for heart

January 18, 2011 2:53:30 PM PST
Spending hours in front of a computer or TV screen could harm your heart.

Reports in the journal "Heart Asia" found that screen time results in poor heart health. Scientists did a series of treadmill test and determined that after those tests, participants who engaged in excessive screen time had a longer recovery period.

Scientists say compared to other sedentary behaviors, screen time expends even less energy than reading, writing or driving.

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