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News tag: coronary heart disease


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Shorter height leads to higher risk of heart disease


9 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Short people have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, a new study warns. Professor Nilesh Samani from the University of Leicester said that their study showed that the association between height and risk of coronary heart disease was a primary relationship, not affected by confounding factors such as…

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Effects of watching TV excessively on children’s health


27 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children spending more than two hours a day watching TV have a 30 percent higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a new research found. Scientists from the Universities of Zaragoza (Spain) and São Paulo (Brazil) determined that being sedentary, meaning no physical activity, or doing less than an hour…