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Why Doctors Only Want You To Watch An Hour's TV A Day

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It’s official: binge-watching is not good for your heart.

More than one in 10 cases of heart disease could be prevented if people slashed the amount of time they spent in front of the TV, a new study suggests.

Experts at the University of Cambridge said sitting around after a large evening meal – and snacking in front of the TV – all increase the risk of ill health.

They suggest that more than one in 10 cases of coronary heart disease could be prevented if people watched less than an hour of TV a day.

But, if that is not possible (or just unlikely), they suggest getting up and moving around to break up TV-watching habits – and ditching the crisps and chocolates.

It adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that watching one show after another is wreaking havoc with our brains and bodies.

Dr Youngwon Kim, assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and visiting researcher at the Medical Research Council’s epidemiology unit at Cambridge, told the PA news agency: “In addition to reducing the actual amount of time you sit watching TV, there are other measures that you might take, such as breaking up your TV viewing and doing some light exercise in between.

“You could........

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