Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TV watching doubles the risk of Asthma in Kids

In a recent study it was found that toddlers who watch more than 2 hours of TV a day. Had nearly double the risk of getting Asthma by the time they were 11 1/2 years old.
The research was carried out in the United Kingdom it looked at the health of 3000 children from birth to age 11.
The researchers state that TV watching may not be the cause per se but a marker for a sedentary lifestyle. It is theorized that exercise in early life likely strengthens the lungs thus decreasing risk.
This is yet another reason why we need to encourage our kids to be active from infancy. Go to the park, play tennis, cycle as a family to help prevent asthma, as well as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

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