TV Raises Kids Blood Pressure

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TV Raises Kids Blood Pressure
Wed, 10-31-2007 - 1:47pm

Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Obese kids who develop hypertension may be watching far too much television, a new study suggests.

The finding "illustrates the need for considerable physician and family involvement to decrease TV time among obese children," study author Dr. Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, associate professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Diego, said in a prepared statement.

His team's study included 546 participants, ages 4 to 17, who were evaluated for obesity at clinics in California and Ohio from 2003 to 2005.

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