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Risk of developing diabetes increases with time spent watching TV, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1800 (Published 02 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1800
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Every hour a day spent watching television increases the risk of developing diabetes by 3.4%, the findings of a diabetes prevention programme have shown.

The study, reported in Diabetologia, followed up 3232 people aged at least 25 who were overweight.1 They were randomised to lifestyle intervention with a healthy diet that aimed to achieve a 7% weight loss and at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week or to treatment with …

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