About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Watching too Much Television can Increase Your Risk of Death

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 28, 2015 at 5:44 PM
Font : A-A+

 Watching too Much Television can Increase Your Risk of Death

On average, 80% of American adults watch 3.5 hours of television per day and multiple observational studies have demonstrated a link between television viewing and poorer health. A new study has revealed that prolonged television viewing contributes to eight leading causes of death in the United States.

Previous studies have reported a relationship between TV viewing and elevated risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. In this study, researchers at the National Cancer Institute analyzed more than 221,000 individuals aged 50-71 years old who were free of chronic disease at study entry.

Advertisement


The team confirmed the association for higher mortality risk from cancer and heart disease. They also identified new associations with higher risk of death from most of the leading causes of death in the US, such as, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, Parkinson's disease, and liver disease.

Lead investigator Sarah K. Keadle said, "The results fit within a growing body of research, indicating that too much sitting can have many different adverse health effects. Although each of the associations observed have plausible biological mechanisms, several associations are being reported for the first time and additional research is needed to replicate these findings and to understand the associations more completely."

The study appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Death Facts 

Most Popular on Medindia

Hearing Loss Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Daily Calorie Requirements Accident and Trauma Care Vent Forte (Theophylline) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Find a Doctor Find a Hospital Iron Intake Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Watching too Much Television can Increase Your Risk of Death Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests