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(The) Reality (of) TV

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 11:15 AM

Via this article I learn that a study released in the journal of the American Heart Association shows that spending time watching television increases a person's chances of dying. (Everybody has a 100% chance of dying. I presume they mean an increased chance of dying sooner rather than later.)

"Researchers found that each hour a day spent watching TV was linked with an 18% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, an 11% greater risk of all causes of death, and a 9% increased risk of death from cancer."

And this isn't true only of people who sit around watching television until they are obese and ill. It's everybody.

It is a little troubling, true, but I'm not all that bothered by the research. It works out all right, since there are so many TV programs which after a short time make me actually want to die.

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