Letter by Dixon et al Regarding Article, “Watching Television and Risk of Mortality From Pulmonary Embolism Among Japanese Men and Women: The JACC Study (Japan Collaborative Cohort)”
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the recent article by Shirakawa et al.1 In their prospective observational cohort study, they found that television time increased the risk of mortality from pulmonary embolism in those watching ≥2.5 hours per day. It is important to note that the risk doubled in those watching television for ≥5 hours per day. As the authors point out, these findings are consistent with those observed in the Nurse’s Health Study, …