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TV Bingeing Ups Clot Risk

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Binge-watching, also called binge-viewing or marathon-viewing, which is the practice of watching television for a long time span, is becoming an increasingly popular way to view shows.

But there’s a downside.

Binge-watching could result in dying from a pulmonary blood clot, a study suggests.

Researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine concluded that recent trends — such as binge-watching box sets via online streaming, and reliance on laptops and tablets — could put increased numbers at risk.

Although the overall risk of such deaths appeared low — just 59 fatal clots were recorded from among 86,000 cases tracked — the scientists said cases were likely to be underreported, as the condition can easily be missed.

The researchers also calculated that people who watch five or more hours of programs daily are more than twice as likely to die as those who watch less than two and a half hours.

They also suggested a five-minute walk between shows to counteract the danger.

Of course, I recommend longer than that.

Better yet, don’t binge-watch at all. Such a habit definitely runs counter to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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Researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine concluded binge-watching box sets via online streaming, and reliance on laptops and tablets could increase risk.
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