Death By TV

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Via Merrill Goozner: “According to Anders Grøntved of the University of Southern Denmark and Frank B. Hu of Harvard Medical School, two hours of television viewing per day resulted in a 20 percent increase in type 2 diabetes, a 15 percent increase in heart disease, and a 13 percent increase in all-cause mortality.” “In absolute terms, for every 100,000 people who viewed TV for at least two hours a day, there were an additional 176 cases of type 2 diabetes, 38 cases of fatal cardiovascular disease, and 104 deaths of any type.”

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