Revolutionary Study: TV Is Bad for You

06.15.11 8 years ago 13 Comments

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.

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