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Study: Heavy Internet Use May Cause High Blood Pressure in Teens

Heavy Internet use may lead to high blood pressure among teenagers, according to a new study.   The results showed that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week online were found to be at risk for elevated blood pressure.   The study by Henry Ford Hospital looked at a sample of 335 14- to 17-year-olds in the Detroit, Michigan area. Of 134 teens described as “heavy Internet users,” 26 had elevated blood pressure, researchers said.   The researchers also said this was the...

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