If you use social media a lot, be prepared for bad news, especially young students, because this habit indicates poor physical health.
This was discovered in a study conducted in Canada.
The study included people who spent a lot of time on social media and found high levels of reactive protein (CRP).
It is a biologically indicative protein of chronic inflammation in the body and chronic inflammation increases the risk of many serious diseases such as diabetes, certain types of cancer and diseases of the coronary arteries.
The results indicate that excessive use of social media is also linked to common medical problems such as headaches, chest and back pain, while such people have to go to doctors for treatment of diseases.
Researchers say that the use of social media has become an integral part of young people’s lives, so it is important that we understand how these platforms affect physical health.
For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how much enjoyment of social media affects mental health, but little has been done on physical health.
A recent survey found that the use of social media is more common among people over the age of 20 or young people who spend 6 hours a day texting, online or using social media.
Experts involved in this new study said that our goal was to continue the previous work and analyze the extent to which the use of social media causes physical health problems.
For this purpose, 251 people between the ages of 18 and 24 were recruited and blood samples were obtained, questionnaires were filled up to get details about the use of social media platforms.
“We were able to link the time spent on social media and physical problems. The more time people spend on these platforms, the more common problems they have to go to the doctors,” the researchers said. The rate of chronic edema is also very high.
He added that this research is the beginning of understanding the relationship between social media and physical health.
“More needs to be done, but we want to say that there is a potential link between using social media and physical health,” he said.
The findings were published in the journal Cyberphysiology, Behavior and Social Networking.