Eating snacks can be dangerous when watching TV

If your children sit watching TV for hours and watch a snack while watching TV, then immediately change their habit. This habit of children can soon make them sick. Especially during adolescence, the habit of eating snacks while watching TV can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Yes, scientists have warned about this in a recent study.

In the study, children who are consuming excessive snack while watching TV have found much more danger of metabolic syndrome in their body. It is the cause of blood pressure increase, high blood sugar, fat deposits around the waist and the risk of abnormal cholesterol. This conclusion was drawn on the basis of a study done on 33,900 teenagers of age 12 to 17 years. Beatyz Chan, researcher of Brazilian University Federal Do Rio Grande do Sul, said, “It is important to limit time spent on the screen. If this is not possible, avoid metabolic syndrome by avoiding eating snacks.

Eating snacks can be dangerous

Metabolic syndrome

Experts have not yet known why metabolic syndrome develops. It is a combination of many diseases and there is no lone illness. So, there are probably many different reasons for this.

However, metabolic syndrome is not a single disease. This happens because of the many diseases occurring together. High blood pressure, sugar, increased cholesterol and more obesity, these things together cause metabolic syndrome. Let’s know which are the diseases that are responsible for metabolic syndrome.

Excess of bad cholesterol

If the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood is 150 mg / dl, or you are taking medicines to reduce cholesterol, then the risk of metabolic syndrome increases significantly. More cholesterol is deposited in the arteries in the form of plaque and blocking the arteries, which can lead to heart attack, obstruction of arteries. In such a way it is necessary to control it.

Good cholesterol fall short

If the level of good cholesterol in the blood of men is 40 mg / dL and in women it is 50 mg / dl, then the risk of metabolic syndrome increases significantly. Those who are already taking cholesterol medicines, they have a higher risk than normal people.

High blood pressure

The risk of having the highest metabolic syndrome stays high blood pressure patients. Normal people blood pressure is considered 120/80. But if this is higher than this normal level then you may have metabolic syndrome. Apart from this, if you are taking medication to control BP, you also need to take special precautions. High blood pressure increases the pressure on the nerves, increasing the risk of diseases such as heart attack and stroke.


If the amount of sugar in your body is more than 100 before eating, then you need to be alert. It points to the danger of metabolic syndrome, then you can be a victim of metabolic syndrome.


When the amount of fat increases in the body, it starts to have harmful effects on health, due to which there may be pain, asthma and lung problems in the joints. Additional fat deposited around the stomach could be a possible cause of metabolic syndrome. According to experts, obesity is the most important reason behind the spread of metabolic syndrome. The fat that accumulates in the stomach and its expect is more fatal than any other part of the body. Keep in mind this also depends on your lifestyle and physical activities.


Insulin is the hormone that helps the body use glucose. It helps in providing energy to the body. Insulin is not able to work properly if such people, In which insulin resistance is born. Our body seems to produce more of insulin to cope with the increasing levels of glucose. In the end, this condition causes diabetes. There is a direct connection between fat deposited on the stomach and insulin resistance. Hormones can also have a role in it.