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Too much TV raises risk of heart disease

24th June 2010

Researchers have claimed that watching too much TV can be deadly even for the healthy with every hour in front of the screen pushing up the risk of dying from heart disease.

Those looking at their favourite programmes for four hours a day - the UK average - face a 28% rise in the risk, according to the study from the Medical Research Council. It warns that changes in lifestyle could stem the toll from heart disease which causes 193,000 deaths a year.


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