Remember all those great and sage advice you use to receive as a kid when you thought you did something wrong? Wash your hands, brush your teeth and stop staring at the TV so much. Yes, we used to wave our hands, nod our heads, and ignore those advices. In fact, what can watching TV do? Kill you? Yes! According to a new study, TV can actually kill you.
The paper, written by the National Cancer Institute, links prolonged TV exposure to the eight leading causes of death in the United States. During this study, researchers took into account over 200,000 candidates that spend a lot of time in front of the TV.
Getting back to the numbers, according to a new statistic, that wants to measure the amount of time an adult spends watching TV, it seems that about 80 percent of them spend at least three and a half hours in front of the TV each day. Moreover, about 92 percent of Americas own a TV set or similar equipment.
More TV equals less hours spent outside and a subsequent risk of developing one of the 8 leading causes of death. It’s a simple equation, but with a deathly potential: the more you watch, the closer you are to death’s doorstep. So, yes again, TV can actually kill you.
The study itself took into account the age and health of every candidate. Their age ranged between 50 and 71 years old, and each of them where in perfect health. Results showed that people who spend between 3 to 4 hours in front of the TV each day have a 15 percent chance of getting ill, and those who spend over 7 overs have a 47 percent chance of getting ill and dying from prolonged TV exposure.
Specialist also said that physical exercise along with a healthy diet are not enough to prevent the risks of staying too much in front of the TV. Also, be it you are an active person or a couch-rider, the risks remain the same in both cases.
According to the list provided by the American Association of Preventative Medicine, the eight leading causes of death in America are heart disease, cancer, CLRD (chronic lower respiratory disease), accidents, strokes, Alzheimer, Diabetes, Influenza, Kidney Disease and Suicide.
TV can actually kill, but it doesn’t give you cancer or Alzheimer. You can only get those by spending too much time zapping through the channels, eating junk food and not exercising enough.
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