January-20: IN A CAPSULE

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5 hours daily on phone increases obesity risk

Health hazardinacapsule

An analysis of 1,060 students at Colombia showed that students who used their phones for five hours or more a day had a 43% increased risk of obesity. They were also likely to have other lifestyle habits that increased the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study analysed the profiles of 700 women and 360 men and found that 26% of the subjects who were overweight and 4.6% of the subjects who were obese spent more than five hours a day on their smartphone.

Cut phone use

Lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease

Get your beauty sleep

Adults who sleep less than 6 hours a night are at a higher risk of having heart attack, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Spanish researchers conducted a study on nearly 4,000 adults to understand how lack of sleep affects the heart.

Participants with poor-quality sleep were more likely to have atherosclerosis — the hardening and narrowing of arteries — which is the usual cause of heart attacks and strokes.

Must for heart health


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