TV shortens life

TV shortens life
TV shortens life
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When we watch TV, we shorten our lives. Scientists have proven it today.

TV shortens life

When we watch TV, we shorten our lives. Scientists have proven it today.

What a frightening arithmetic - the risk of dying from heart disease increases by almost 20% for every extra hour we spend watching TV every day. This conclusion was made by scientists from the Australian Institute Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes in Victoria. “Sedentary” activities such as driving a car or using a computer are also significant he alth risks.

Researchers from Australia have found that people who spend more than four hours a day in front of a TV screen are 80% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who spend no more than two hours communicating with a "box" hours per day. Scientists have studied the lifestyle of 8,800 adults over the past seven years. It was also found that TV fans are more at risk of dying from cancer.

"For many people, daily activity is about moving from one chair to another," said study author Professor David Dunstan. - From the home chair in front of the TV, they are transplanted into the car, then into the chair in front of the computer at work, and then at home on the sofa. Even if someone does not have any problems with being overweight, these long periods of "sitting" are detrimental to a person's he alth. This is especially true for blood sugar levels and the number of fat cells in the blood.”

Scientists regularly measured the level of cholesterol and sugar in the blood of the subjects - these indicators are considered key indicators of he alth. The data was then compared with how much time people spent in front of the screen. Over several years of observation, 87 people died from cardiovascular diseases, another 125 from cancer. Doctors also took into account risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure.

Source:The Daily Telegraph

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