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Watching Too Much Television May Shorten Lifespan

In continuing coverage, NBC Nightly News (8/16, story 8, 0:40, Williams) reported, “Watching a lot of television shortens your lifespan, at least that’s the conclusion of a big, new study out of Australia that says for each hour of TV you watch over the age of 25, it takes 22 minutes off your life at the end of life. Put another way, one researcher said this puts TV in the same category as smoking and obesity. It can speed up a premature death by five years if you’re a dedicated TV viewer, which must be why I never make plans for the weekend.” The study was published study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.