Time spent sitting, watching TV, associated with mortality – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have evaluated more than 240-thousand adults aged 50-71 who were free of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Matthews: We found that the more time our participants spent watching television, the greater their increase of risk of early death was.
Narrator: Dr. Charles Matthews is an investigator at NIH.
Matthews: Somewhere above three to four hours per day of watching television, the risk appeared to increase at least in our data.
Narrator: Dr. Matthews explains that that the data came from the long-term follow-up study of individuals enrolled in the NIH AARP Diet and Health Study. For more information on the study, visit the website http://dietandhealth.cancer.gov/. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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