Watching TV can lead to death
Elena Vnorovscaia/ Chişinău / Moldova.ORG/ -- Watching TV can lead to death and diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.
That’s what conclusions were made by Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Also some European researches have made similar studies upon that fact and resumed that watching more than two hours of television a day can increase the risk of death.
The study in Wednesday's issue of the JAMA analyzed data from several studies on the health effects of TV viewing, that was characterized as "the most prevalent and pervasive sedentary behavior."
Anders Grontved of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, and Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston have found that watching two hours of TV per day increases the risk increased by 1.20 times for Type 2 diabetes, 1.15 times for cardiovascular disease and 1.13 times for all-cause mortality.
Based on those results, the researchers estimated that, among a group of 100,000 people, reducing daily TV time by two hours could prevent 176 new cases of diabetes, 38 cases of fatal cardiovascular disease, and 104 premature deaths a year in the U.S.
It was discovered that one of the most significant reasons for that have become the fact that we are used to eat unhealthy and junk food while watching TV.
The researches included in the analysis all had participants who did not have a chronic disease, in order to exclude any biased reasons for making any statements. But it’s never possible to claim that those persons who were under studies had not any undetected disease.
Similarly, sedentary time such as sitting during work or while driving are also associated with Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and all-cause mortality.
The salvation for office workers and not only for them, as the doctors say, is to exercise and keep our body active.