Sophia Antipolis, 5 May 2023: Talking on a mobile for 30 minutes or more per week is linked with a 12% increased risk of high blood pressure compared with less than 30 minutes, according to research published today in European Heart Journal – Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1
“It’s the number of minutes people spend talking on a mobile that matter for heart health, with more minutes meaning greater risk,” said study author Professor Xianhui Qin of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. “Years of use or employing a hands-free set-up had no influence on the likelihood of developing high blood pressure. More studies are needed to confirm the findings.”
Ye Z, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, et al. Mobile phone calls, genetic susceptibility and new-onset hypertension: results from 212,046 UK Biobank participants. Eur Heart J Digit Health. 2023. doi:10.1093/ehjdh/ztad024.