|Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight.|
Scientists say that every hour spent watching television shortens the viewer's life by 22 minutes, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Anyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those who enjoy more active pastimes, they claim in a new study.
Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the "ubiquitous sedentary behavior" should be seen as a "public health problem." （点击《每日电讯报》查看原文）
(China.org.cn August 24, 2011)