Table 5

Summary table of results showing relation between sedentary behaviour and markers for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease

Type of Study

Number of Studies

Number of participants

Narrative recommendation and main findings


RCT

0

Longitudinal

2

1675

> 2 hr of TV per day is associated with higher serum cholesterol levels. > 1.2 hrs of TV per day is associated with increased systolic blood pressure.

Cross sectional

9

17339

> 2 of screen time per day is associated with higher blood pressure and increased risk for metabolic syndrome.

Intervention

0


Total of all studies

11

19014

Increased screen time is associated with increased risk for markers of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Risk increases in a dose-response manner.

Mean Downs and Black score = 21.7 (± 2.0), Level 3 evidence.


Tremblay et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:98   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-98

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