Too much TV contributes to brain health decline


Don’t be a couch potato: Binge-watching TV shows is not too healthy for the brain, according to research. — dpa

“TOO much television is bad for you” is more than just an adage parroted by exasperated parents at heedless, homework-shirking teenagers, going by research carried out by United States-based scientists.

Using information gleaned from three surveys and studies involving more than 17,000 people, academics from Columbia University, the University of Alabama and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) believe that “moderate-to-high TV viewing in midlife” contributes to “later cognitive and brain health decline”.

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