TV view­ing risks health

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THIS is bingers.

Ev­ery hour you sit watch­ing TV makes you more likely to die from in­flam­ma­tion-re­lated dis­eases, Mel­bourne re­searchers have found.

And it’s not just those watch­ing more than four hour­long episodes in a row at risk.

Baker Heart and Di­a­betes In­sti­tute re­searchers found that even mod­er­ate view­ing of two to four hours a day was risky, with ev­ery ex­tra hour associated with a 12 per cent higher risk of in­flam­ma­tion­re­lated death.

Re­searchers an­a­lysed the life­styles, hours of 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. bad news for TV

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