Extreme TV Viewing Kills

January 14, 2010

According to research conducted by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Professor David Dunstan, watching more than four hours of television a day can lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and non-CVD/noncancer mortality in Australian adults.

The study, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that there was:

  • an 11 per cent increased risk of death from all causes (of death)
  • a 9 per cent increased risk of cancer death; and
  • an 18 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) related death.

Going slowly doesn’t mean you are sedentary 24/7. So click off the tube and jump into life, grooving to the power of slow!


3 Responses to “Extreme TV Viewing Kills”

  1. Irina Says:

    Well, who has time to watch more then 4 hours TV a day?? … 🙂

  2. Suzanne Says:

    Oops. Guess I should turn it off now and go to bed!

  3. powerofslow Says:

    Well, I suppose TiVo helps eliminate the latent viewing we do during commercial breaks! XXOO

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