Japanese researchers have proven that regular TV viewing significantly increases the likelihood of pulmonary embolism. The disease leads to blockage of the major vessel. In most cases, pathology causes sudden death.
The survey polled more than 86 thousand people. The survey was conducted in 1988-1990. Scientists in the time period recorded, how many people spend time watching television. For the next 19 years, the researchers recorded data about dead people from the group of volunteers. 59 people during this time died from a pulmonary embolism.
As it turned out, watching TV more than 2.5 hours a day increased the risk of thromboembolism by 70%. It is likely that the threat is not so much watching TV, how much a sedentary lifestyle. Scientists recommend often to get up off the couch and pause for easy charging during static work.