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Australia: Watching too much TV is bad for you – study

A new study into TV watching has found that even as little as an hour a day will increase your chances of dying from heart disease.  The more you watch, the bigger the risk.

“Too much sitting is bad for your health, whether in front of TV or spending long hours at work in front of the computer screen,” says lead researcher David Dunstan.

The study also found if you exercise but still watch a lot, there’s still an increased risk of disease.

FOE’s Dr Robyn Toomath comments.

Read the research: Circulation, Online before print, 11 Jan 2010

Read more: TV 3 news, 13 Jan 2010

Hours in front of TV risk health – study

New Zealanders comment on an Australian study that found a link between hours spent watching TV and premature death from all causes.

Read more: The Press/Stuff, 13 Jan 2010

Published on January 11, 2010 in Australian news