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.

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