TV Statistics: Every Hour of TV You Watch Reduces Your Life Expectancy by 21.8 Minutes

August 17, 2011 4:01 am

We spotted this today:

“The amount of TV viewed in Australia in 2008 reduced life expectancy at birth by 1.8 years 95% uncertainty interval UI: 8.4 days to 3.7 years for men and 1.5 years 95% UI: 6.8 days to 3.1 years for women. Compared with persons who watch no TV, those who spend a lifetime average of 6 h/day watching TV can expect to live 4.8 years 95% UI: 11 days to 10.4 years less. On average, every single hour of TV viewed after the age of 25 reduces the viewers life expectancy by 21.8 95% UI: 0.3–44.7 min. This study is limited by the low precision with which the relationship between TV viewing time and mortality is currently known.”

Statistics Source: InfectiousGreed

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