Regarder la télévision en rafale depuis plus 4 heures ‘augmente d’un tiers le risque de caillot sanguin mortel’

COUCH potatoes are a third more likely to develop deadly blood clots, une étude a trouvé.

Binge-watching TV for four hours or more increases the risk by 35 per cent — even for fit and healthy people.

Binge-watching TV for over four hours increases the risk of a deadly blood clots by a THIRD a, étude met en garde

Binge-watching TV for over four hours increases the risk of a deadly blood clots by a THIRD a, étude met en gardeCrédit: Getty

When people sit still, du sang collects in the limbs.

Dr Setor Kunutsor, du University of Bristol, expliqué: “When you sit in a cramped position for long periods, blood pools in your extremities rather than circulating — and this can cause blood clots.

If you are going to binge on TV, you need to take breaks — stand and stretch every 30 minutes or use a stationary bike.

“And avoid combining TV with unhealthy snacking. If you sit a lot in your daily life — like sitting for hours at a computer — be sure to get up and move around from time to time.”

Il ajouta: “Prolonged TV viewing involves immobilisation which is a risk factor for clots.”

Boffins looked at rates of clots in 131,000 over-40s.

They found the clotting risk increased regardless of someone’s age, weight or physical fitness.

One in four Brits dies from clot-related conditions such as heart attacks or strokes.

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