Watching TV can be deadly
THIS is bad news for TV bingers.
Every hour you spend sitting watching TV makes you more likely to die from inflammatory-related diseases, researchers have found.
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute researchers have found that even moderate viewing of between two and four hours daily was risky, with very extra hour of seated TV viewing per day associated with a 12 per cent higher risk of inflammation-related death.
Researchers analysed the lifestyles, hours of daily TV viewing, inflammatory markers, and causes of death of 9000 adults, who were followed up 13 years after doing an Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study.
After excluding cancer and cardiovascular-related deaths, they found that every extra hour of TV time increased the risk of inflammatory-related death.