A binge tele­vi­sion ses­sion to die for

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

BINGE tele­vi­sion watch­ers be­ware — ev­ery hour you spend sit­ting watch­ing TV makes you more likely to die from in­flam­ma­to­ryre­lated dis­eases.

And it’s not just those watch­ing more than four hour-long episodes in a row at risk, ac­cord­ing to Mel­bourne re­searchers. The Baker Heart and Di­a­betes In­sti­tute has found that even mod­er­ate view­ing of be­tween two and four hours daily is risky, with ev­ery ex­tra hour of seated TV view­ing per day as­so­ci­ated with a 12 per cent higher risk of in­flam­ma­tion­re­lated death. Re­searchers an­a­lysed the life­styles, hours of daily TV view­ing, in­flam­ma­tory mark­ers and causes of death of al­most 9000 adults, who were fol­lowed up 13 years af­ter first tak­ing part in the 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. The study found that while the dam­age from seden­tary be­hav­iour was still be­ing un­cov­ered, there was grow­ing ev­i­dence that it was linked to in­flam­ma­tion.

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