The risk of heart disease and premature death from any cause doubles when you spend more than four hours glued to a TV, computer or video game screen.
This news comes via a five-year follow-up study of 4,512 adults who responded to the 2003 Scottish Health Survey. The findings are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The results were irrespective of factors like exercise or smoking.
- Source: The Telegraph, 01/10/11.