In a study with data from the UK Biobank institution in the UK, Scientists suggest that there is a link between cell phone use and the development of hypertension.. According to the results of the research published in the scientific journal European Heart Journal, people who frequently use their smartphones to make phone calls have a higher risk of developing this condition.
After analyzing data collected over 12 years, the researchers found that 13,984 participants developed hypertension; that is about 7% of the total compared to users who do not use their mobile phones frequently. The study was conducted with data from more than 212,000 UK residents.
As the research explains, hypertension is “one of the leading preventable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide.” That’s why scientists believe it’s so important to identify the factors that cause the development of hypertension in order to improve primary prevention – it’s no wonder the disease is known as the silent killer.
“Cell phone use to make or receive calls was significantly associated with an increased risk of incipient hypertension, particularly among high-frequency users,” the researchers concluded.
Cell phone and hypertension: focal point electromagnetic radiation
After extensive analysis, the data shows: The development of hypertension may be associated with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) levels emitted from smartphones.. Other studies claim that cell phones may also be associated with increased heart rate.
It is important to emphasize that the study only analyzed how cell phone use can affect the development of hypertension – meaning they don’t know if there are any other adverse effects during the use of apps, texting or other types of use. Anyway, scientists say more studies on the subject are needed to determine the reasons for this correlation.
“The number of minutes people talk on their cell phones seems to be important to heart health, and more minutes poses a greater risk. Moreover, our study focused only on making or receiving phone calls, and on the health endpoints of other cell phone use, such as texting, gaming or surfing the web. He didn’t study the effect,” he said. Guangzhou, China., Xianhui Qin.
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Source: Tec Mundo
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