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A recent study undertaken by the University of Queensland has revealed a link between the amount of television watched and mortality.
A study conducted by the University of Queensland and published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine on 15 August 2011 (Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis) explored the proposition that "TV viewing time is unfavourably associated with mortality outcomes, particularly for cardiovascular disease, but the impact on life expectancy has not been quantified".
The study concluded that "Prolonged TV viewing time may be associated with a loss of life that is comparable to other major chronic disease risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity". People who spend a lifetime average of six hours a day watching television can expect to live 4.8 years less than people who watch no TV.
You can read the full abstract here.
Got to love this article - that they actual clarified that sitting around doing nothing was going to cut your life expectancy. Wasn't that something they knew even in the 70's when the norm ads came on TV to get up and excercise.
I went to tons of links beorfe this, what was I thinking?