Study: One Hour of TV can Shorten Your Life by 22 Minutes

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM EDT

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Study: One Hour of TV can Shorten Your Life by 22 Minutes

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM EDT

(MSNBC.com) Attention TV viewers.

According to researchers in Australia, watching an hour of television after the age of 25 can shorten the viewer's life by just under 22 minutes.

Scientists studied 11,000 Australian adults who were at least 25  in 2000.

According to researchers, the problem is not the TV, but rather the lack of activity by the viewer for long periods of time.

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