Heavy internet use may result in high BP for teens.
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The study found that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week on the internet had elevated blood pressure,Researchers analysed data compiled from 335 teenagers ages 14-17 enrolled in the study.
For their study, researchers defined internet use as visiting websites, emailing, instant messaging, playing games, doing homework, shopping, downloading software and creating or maintaining.
It is important that young people take regular breaks from their computer or smartphone, and engage in some form of physical activity.
The researchers also found that 43 percent of heavy internet users were overweight compared to 26 percent of light internet users.
The study was published in the Journal of School Nursing.