Time spent sitting, watching TV, associated with mortality – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH researchers have found that time spent in sedentary behaviors, like watching television, is associated with higher death rates even when people do moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Dr. Charles Matthews an investigator at NIH explains.
Matthews: One of the striking things we found in our study that both time spent sedentary behaviors watching television and exercise were important determinants of early mortality. In fact, the individuals who exercised at quite high levels but also watched a lot of television remained at increased risk of early death even though they exercised quite a bit.
Narrator: For details on this 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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