It’s time for TV viewers to be aware as a US study has recently revealed that watching television is directly tied to risks of dying or developing diabetes or a heart disease.
According to the reports, every day, U. S. residents spend approx 5 hours for watching television whereas Australians and some Europeans have lesser recorded time of watching television of about 3.5 to 4 hours a day, confirmed by researchers led by Frank Hu, at the Harvard School of Public Health whereas the authority suggests that even two hours of watching television a day can lead to bad health of people.
"The message is simple. Cutting back on TV watching is an important way to reduce sedentary behaviors and decrease risk of diabetes and heart disease," Hu said. He further added about the reasons that could be behind the health loss, which he stated as: TV viewers exercise less, eat unhealthy food and thus "The combination of a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet and obesity creates a 'perfect breeding ground' for type 2 diabetes and heart disease."
TV has many ill effects and definitely this study is not the first one to prove it. Many earlier studies have also concluded about the strong relation that exists between the doing activity and increasing problem of obesity. Moreover, one 2007 report had also found that more TV time was associated with higher blood pressure in obese children.