A new study has shown that watching TV is almost 2 times increases the likelihood of blood clots.
Scientists have found that even in the group of people who get the recommended levels of physical activity, the risk of blood clots in 1.8 times higher in people who watch a lot of TV, compared with those who never does.
The researchers studied data 15158 participants aged 45 to 64 years in the United States. They examined the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
The results of the study showed that, despite the fact that obesity is more common in people who watch TV for a long time, only about 25% of the increased risk of VTE can be explained by the presence of obesity.
“Think about how you can best use your time to live a full and healthy life. You can put a treadmill or stationary bike in front of the TV and move while watching it,” said study author Mary Cushman from the University of Vermont.