TV may not kill you, but active people do live longer

Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis, has sparked debate in popular media. David Aaronovich, from the UK Times, writes: “On Tuesday morning many people in Britain woke up to the news that their televisions were killing them… A curious person would want to know how this transmission of death works…Is it some kind of death ray, emitted by the billions of nasty little pixels on the screen?” His main issue wasn’t with the credibility of research findings but rather the news coverage’s muddled distinction between causal and associated behaviour risks.

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Source : BMJ Group Blogs