posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 06:07 PM
I think what has happened here is DVT. The report says a stroke but that is essentially the same thing. Blood clots moving around the circulatory
There was a case last year in the Uk where a ten yr old (who survived I believe) was sat playing on his X-Box for 10 hours straight, in one sitting
position without moving. Same as if you where on a plane or what-not.
If you dont drink enough fluids or eat properly, that will compound the problem.
It wasn't the game that killed him, it was probably the fact he sat in his chair for 12 hours without moving, drank coke and ate crap. Not surprising
But as demonstrated, it isn't the games fault. I have known a bloke at BT ( I deal with them in my job) who got DVT because he sat at his desk
working for a 12 hour shift and didn't move. He went down the pub with the rest of the BT lads and collapsed. He thankfully survived, but had he just
got up and moved around for a bit every now and then and made sure he drank and eat properly, the risk would have been drastically reduced.
I work 12 hour shifts too (days and nights) but I get up regulary. This will lesson the risk of DVT or any other condition related to sitting in one
position enough to discount it.
EDIT: As a side not, i also spend alot of my time playing games...but i know the risks that come with a static position (especially where parts of the
body are compressed) and make sure I move around.
[edit on 25/6/05 by stumason]