ISO Hiroyasu ≪Public Health≫ “Watching Television and Risk of Mortality from Pulmonary Embolism Among Japanese Men and Women: The Japan Collaborative Cohort Study (JACC)”
Publish Circulation(2016) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023671
Prolonged television watching was associated with higher risk of mortality from pulmonary embolism among Japanese men and women. Those who watched television 5 or more hours per day had 2.5 times risk of mortality from pulmonary embolism compared with those who watched less than 2.5 hours. Two more hours of television watching was associated with 40% increase in risk of mortality from pulmonary embolism.
Television time is a good marker of sedentary time in daily living. Associations between television time and risk of diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular disease have been reported worldwide. Although cases of pulmonary embolism after prolonged television viewing have been documented, evidence on the association between television time and risk of pulmonary embolism was lacking. We showed this relationship quantitatively for the first time. We believe that our results should be of use in preventing deaths from pulmonary embolism in many countries as well as in Japan.