According to health experts, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the most important causes of coronary artery disease. To put it bluntly, sitting for a long time instead of being physically active increases the risk of heart disease. According to data from UK Biobank, the researcher said that there was an association between more screen use and less mobility, more computer use, a person’s risk of coronary heart disease.
For their journal, published in the journal BMC Medicine, the researchers scored the polygenic risk scores of each of the more than 500,000 people whose data they checked. A polygenic risk score describes how the risk of a normal person compares to other people with a different genetic constitution. Dr. Youngwon Kim, assistant professor at Hong Kong University and one of the researchers, said that research by watching less TV can play an important role in the prevention of coronary heart diseases.
Researchers found that people who watched more than 4 hours of TV a day without looking at their polygenic risk scores had the greatest risk of heart disease. Compared with these individuals, the rate of development of the disease was generally 6 percent lower in those who watched TV for two to three hours a day. The rate for those watching TV for less than 1 hour was generally 16 percent lower. The researcher said that the sum of all these factors and other risk factors were different, he said that using the computer in free time did not affect the risk of disease.<!–