Published on : Jul 02, 2014
A recent study from Spain suggested that adults who tend to watch more than three hours daily watching TV could double their risk of an early death, compared to those who spend less time watching TV.
The study also reported that spending the same number of hours sitting while using a computer or driving did not show these health consequences. In the study, the researches focused on individuals with an average of 37 age to eliminate old age as an element influencing the study.
A doctor involved in the study stated that the study was undertaken because there were previous reports which indicated of a higher mortality rate among individuals who spend a more time watching TV. However, the previous studies were done on elderly people in different countries; hence the old age factor was eliminated in this study.
The doctor also further stated that they were interested in finding if there was a link between the TV watching time and younger subjects. The team results are in accordance with the past studies, which showed that there was a 13 percent higher chance of death for each additional two hours per day TV viewing time. The previous studies also showed that there was a sharper increase in risk, if the TV viewing time was above three hours.
The researcher also said there was no report from any studies of lower mortality rate among individuals who spend less time watching TV.