Link between children’s ‘screen time’ and early markers for cardiovascular disease

Source: Medical News Today

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Date of publication:April 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: An Australian study has found a connection between sedentary behaviour in young children and a narrowing of the vessels in the retina. Retinal microvascular caliber is presently used as a marker for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in adults, but it could be used as a subclinical marker for cardiovascular disease in the future.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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Acknowledgement: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association

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