Study: Children's activity levels affect retinal artery health

04/19/2011 | Google · Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Data on 1,500 6- to 7-year-olds found that children who watch more television tend to have narrower retinal arteries, which could increase their risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes later in life, according to an Australian study in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The data also showed that children who spend at least an hour a day exercising have wider retinal arteries.

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