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|TV Shortens Your Life|
|Topic Started: Aug 22 2011, 03:07 AM (124 Views)|
|Karsie||Aug 22 2011, 03:07 AM Post #1|
Hazards Lurk Between TV and Sofa
By ERIC PFANNER
Published: August 21, 2011
Once, while watching a late-night rerun of "Big Brother 17," or maybe it was "Big Brother 7," a nearly finished pint of Häagen-Dazs on my lap, I wondered: Is this shortening my life?
Now, thanks to a study by researchers in Australia, I know that the answer is yes. Watching television may indeed be hazardous to one’s health.
The report, published last week in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, says that every hour of television, after the age of 25, shortens the viewer’s life expectancy by 22 minutes. Adults who watch six hours a day may be cutting almost five years off their lives — almost as much as if they were lifelong smokers.
If the data are confirmed and show "a causal association, TV viewing is a public health problem comparable in size to established behavioral risk factors," the researchers wrote.
The big problem with television watching, the researchers say, is its sedentary nature. People do not tend to watch television while running marathons. They do it from the sofa.
The data were adjusted to reflect differences in the subjects' age, waist circumference, alcohol intake and other factors.
Yet I was left wondering: What about differences in the kinds of programming? Is reality television more or less lethal than the news, for example? If I spend my time watching "Jersey Shore," am I more likely to die of skin cancer?
If I keep the TV tuned to Arté, the French-German cultural channel, for hours on end, am I more likely to succumb to a nasty case of ennui?
Plenty of fodder, in other words, for future studies. More at 11.
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