Will Lots of TV Watching Kill?

Japanese researchers have found that people who watch a lot of TV are at higher risk of death caused by pulmonary embolism (PE). Those who watched more than 5 hours of television were found to be 2.5 times more likely to die of PE or deep vein thrombosis. PositiveTip: If you must watch hours and hours of…

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TV Time Increases Diabetes Risk

Over 3000 overweight people were randomized to lifestyle intervention, daily metformin (medication), or placebo groups. The lifestyle group was encouraged to limit sedentary behaviors and get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. At 3 years the lifestyle group had significantly reduced the time spent watching TV. After adjusting for confounders in all groups,…

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