Study links TV watching to reduced life span

10/17/2012 | News.com.au (Australia)

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study showed the life expectancy of a person older than 25 was reduced by 22 minutes for every hour spent watching television. The findings in the British Journal of Sports Medicine show that a sedentary lifestyle poses adverse health effects similar to smoking and obesity, researchers said.

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