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Watching a Lot of TV Has Been Linked to Early Death

You may want to consider the findings of this study before queing up another season of The Walking Dead on Netflix. Researchers have found that watching too much TV has been linked to dying young. As Yahoo News explains:

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.

And, oddly, even compared to other activities that are sedentary—like driving a car or using a computer—watching TV still appears to be deadlier. Oh well. What good is a long life if we can’t spend it watching our precious television shows? …

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