Watching TV for too Long Can Make You Die Early - Research

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at 03:30 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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Researchers from Australia, who published their findings in the 15 August edition of British Journal of Sports Medicine as well as HealthDay.com, discovered that people who watch approximately six hours of Television a day live about five years less than those who don’t watch any Television.

The researchers from the University of Queensland said after the age of 25, the lifespan of an individual shortens by 22 minutes every one hour he spends watching the television.



According to Dr. David L. Katz, Director of the Prevention Research Centre at Yale University School of Medicine, who confirmed the authenticity of the report, “as a rule, the more time we spend watching TV, the more time we spend eating mindlessly in front of the TV, and the less time we spend being physically active.

“More eating and less physical activity, in turn, mean greater risk for obesity, and the chronic diseases it tends to anticipate notably diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”

Katz added that another reason for the shortened lifespan may be connected to the fact that people who watch more TV than others tend to be more depressed or lonely.



GoonishME at 07:46 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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Hmm, I better throw away my Tv then?? NOT
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enc4life at 08:00 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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ok oooooooooooooooooooh
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Bantino at 08:27 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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We've heard. Thank you!!!
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segxykay at 08:40 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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we don hear
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feyee at 08:41 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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ok
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Doniyke1 at 08:45 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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HA IF NA SO I GO STOP WATCHING WATCHING TELEVISION LOL.
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kattie77 at 08:50 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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@nametalkam abi nayoutalkam you don come again oooo
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purityjustice at 08:52 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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WHAT ABOUT BROWSING WITH COMPUTER AND PHONES
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purityjustice at 08:54 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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NAYOUTALKAM NO BE THEMTALKAM
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nameseeam at 09:44 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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@purityjustice u ask well becos me i dey with computer 24hours of the day,so nayoutalkam make u tell us about computer and phone since u don tell us about television own ooo
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mkobaba at 09:53 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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life itself is a risk.
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BigSamMoney at 10:00 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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How about those who spend approximately six hours of Computer screen a day. It is the same?
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solight at 10:02 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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na wa for scientist ooo we don hear
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laydeelaracraft at 10:04 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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does the same rule also apply to computer screens?
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Mayorsolar at 11:04 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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Thanx 4 dis research.
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sylax at 11:31 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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You'll only die when you've finish the mission God sent you to do...else all this scientific crap is bullshit Roll Eyes
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ify0 at 11:43 PM, 17/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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if is true that means we have to stop our children from watching too much cartoon for hours,na wa oooo.
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Sodman4luv at 01:17 AM, 18/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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...
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toibeli at 01:54 AM, 18/08/2011 (7 years ago)
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I guess I should be preparing my will just abouuuuuuuuuuuuuut now Roll Eyes
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