Navigation Links
TV viewing and sedentary lifestyle in teens linked to disease risk in adulthood
Date:1/30/2013

A team of scientists at Ume University, in collaboration with colleagues in Melbourne, Australia, have found that television viewing and lack of exercise at age 16 is associated with the risk of developing metabolic syndrome at 43 years age.

Metabolic syndrome is a name for the disorder of metabolism - a combination of abdominal obesity, elevated blood lipids, hypertension and impaired glucose tolerance - which provides for a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease.

It has previously been shown that lack of physical activity increases the risk of metabolic syndrome. It is also known that low leisure-time physical activity, for example, how much time spent watching TV is linked to the risk of metabolic syndrome independent of exercise habits. The new research findings have now been able to show is that these relationships extend over a large part of life, specifically between 16 to 43 years of age. The study is published in the journal Diabetes Care and included 888 participants in northern Sweden who had been followed from 1981 when they were in ninth grade in elementary school, until 2008.

"The results demonstrate that we need to consider how we can reduce sedentary lifestyle among children and adolescents, "says the report's lead author, a general practitioner and Adjunct Professor Patrik Wennberg, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Ume University. "It may be more important than only focusing on increased fitness and sports activities for those who are already interested."


'/>"/>
Contact: Dr. Patrick Wennberg
patrik.wennberg@fammed.umu.se
Umea University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Electronic medical record improves physician compliance of reviewing portal images, study suggests
2. Viewing terrorist attacks on TV increases pain intensity -- Ben-Gurion U. researchers
3. Healthy Lifestyles program at Heritage Woods of McLeansboro to Feature Presentation on Stretching and Exercise
4. Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year
5. Web Entrepreneur Launches HealthYouDecide.com, a Website for a Healthier Lifestyle
6. Xoçai™ Activ, A Delicious, Healthy, Active-lifestyle Antioxidant Beverage Has Been Released by Marketing Xocolate International Corporation (MXI Corp)
7. Lifestyle Affects Outcome of Peripheral Artery Procedure: Study
8. Lifestyle changes linked to better outcomes after peripheral intervention
9. Healthy lifestyle during menopause may decrease breast cancer risk later on
10. Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay
11. U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... ... San Juan Capistrano summer camp team at the Boys and Girls Club of South ... provide physical activities for all campers. To read the report, click here or ... in specialty camps that focus on what the report terms as “sitting subjects” like coding ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... , ... Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Anil R. Shah, MD , has ... bony lump located on the forehead usually attributed to a facial fracture. Their appearance ... Dr. Shah has discovered an approach that is minimally invasive. He is an expert ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... Colo. (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... The ... the Flex House, the next project in the company’s esteemed VISION House demonstration project ... homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need to live affordably and abundantly ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... The American Medical Student Association ... and Recovery Education, from April 24 to April 28, 2017, dedicated to increasing ... , The mission of AWARE is to instill a compassionate, total health approach ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, ... ... organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, is seeking candidates to serve on its ... diagnostic imaging. , “RadSite’s ultimate mission is improving image quality and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017  Vivify Health, the pioneer and ... been awarded a very significant patent for the advancement ... continual care via digital health.  This landmark patent provides ... and further secures Vivify,s position as the leader in ... was the first company to apply consumer mobile devices, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced ... Market Prospects: Addressing Production Complexities Through Risk Management and ... ... Pipeline and Market Prospects: Overcoming Production Complexities Through Risk ... of the current trends in the global biosimilars market, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during the Forecast Period" ... The ... Billion in 2015 to around USD 26 Billion by 2020. ... Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: