Adults who watch a lot of TV may be at an increased risk of dying at a relatively young age, a new study suggests.
The study involved more than 13,200 adults in Spain who were all college graduates, and were around 37 years old at the study’s start. Participants were followed for about eight years, over which there were 97 deaths.
Those who watched three or more hours of TV a day were twice as likely to die over the study period, compared with those whose watched TV for one hour or less daily, the study found.
In addition, the researchers found that participants’ total time spent sitting – including time spent watching TV, using a computer or driving – was also linked to an increased risk of death during the study period.
Read more at Live Science.