Why doctors only want you to watch an hour of TV a day

It’s official: binge-watching isn’t good for your heart.

More than one in 10 cases of heart disease could be prevented if people spend less time in front of the TV, according to a new study.

Experts from the University of Cambridge said loitering after a big evening meal — and snacking in front of the TV — all increase the risk of ill health.

They suggest that more than one in ten cases of coronary heart disease could be prevented if people watched less than an hour of TV a day.

But if that’s not possible (or just unlikely), they suggest getting up and moving to break TV viewing habits — and ditch the chips and chocolates.

It adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that watching one show after another wreaks havoc on our brains and bodies.

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