Shed Those Years Off Your Life By Watching T.V.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Not only could watching too much television rot your brain, but it could also lead to a shorter life.

A new study published on the American Heart Association journal 'Circulation's' website says that watching TV might reduce how long you live. The study's lead author, David Dunstan, who is also an associate professor at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, told CNN that, "prolonged watching of television equals a lot of sitting ... if your muscles stay inactive for too long, it can disrupt your metabolism." It seems that everything involving watching television is bad for you -- but could there be anything telelvision does that positively affects your health?  That's the question Dave Munger, editor of ResearchBlogging.org tries to answer.

Guests:

David Dunstan and Dave Munger

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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