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Screen-Based Entertainment Time, All-Cause Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events


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Four hours of TV a day raises heart risk (even if you’re fit)

reported by a recent study at

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London by Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis and his group published in header_10.jpg

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Screen-Based Entertainment Time, All-Cause Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events: Population-Based Study With Ongoing Mortality and Hospital Events Follow-Up

 

Read more: http://content.onlinejacc.org/cgi/content/abstract/57/3/292

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If this is due to the sedentary lifestyle of the TV watcher, then it should also be true for anybody who uses a computer for hours (sedentary activity). Thus we are all at high risk anyway. But meaningful active interaction with the medium (i.e. the computer) should have positive effects on cognition. And for some socially isolated people, watching TV is also beneficial for cognition and mental well-being.

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