Response by Shirakawa and Iso to Letter 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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We reported an association between time spent watching television and an increased risk of mortality from pulmonary embolism in the general Japanese population 40 to 79 years of age.1 In the current issue of Circulation, Dixon et al mentioned the importance of sitting time in relation to cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. As the authors point out, recent accumulating evidence on the effect of …