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Beware! Eating food while watching TV may increase the risk of this dangerous disease

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2019, 11:39 IST

Our parents always used to say that don’t eat food while watching television and we used to get irritated. Well, there is a reason behind it, which relates to our health. Yes, a study also suggested that eating snacks while sitting in front of a TV for long hours may affect one’s health and can also cause serious disease.

As per the researchers, teenagers who used to munching into their favourite snack while watching TV or using a computer, playing video games may lead to heart disease and diabetes.

The latest study revealed that there is a risk of developing metabolic syndrome and also a cluster of risk factor which can increase the blood pressure, deposition of extra fat around the waist and also high blood sugar as well, NDTV report said.

Also, there is a possibility of developing heart attack and also some sort of strokes. Reportedly, metabolic syndrome is a common problem that has affected 25 per cent of the adult population and also around 5.4 per cent of children in the United States and other countries also.

As per the reports of NDTV, this research was part of the Study on Cardiovascular Risks in Adolescents (ERICA). The survey was conducted on the nation-wide school of Brazilian teens.

First published: 28 March 2019, 11:18 IST
 
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