Stop the presses! You guys are never going to believe this, but if you watch more TV, you’re more likely to develop health problems.
Researchers combined data from eight [similar] studies and found that for every additional two hours people spend glued to the tube on a typical day, their risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases by 20% and their risk of heart disease increases by 15%.
And for every additional three hours the study participants spent in front of the TV, their risk of dying from any cause during the respective studies jumped 13%, on average.
The increased risk of disease tied to TV watching “is similar to what you see with high cholesterol or blood pressure or smoking,” says Stephen Kopecky, M.D., a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. [CNN]
Look for the full results in the next issue No Sh*t Magazine. It’s the article written by Dr. Obvious.