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Watching three hours of daily TV doubles early death risk
每天看三小時電視 早死風險倍增

Fans of the German national football team sit in a street while watching a FIFA World Cup match displayed on a TV screen at a shop in Berlin, Germany on July 7, 2010.
德國足球隊球迷二0一0年七月七日在德國柏林一間店外,看世界杯足球賽轉播。

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People who watch three or more hours of television daily may be twice as likely to die prematurely than people who watch less, according to a study published on June 25.

The research in the Journal of the American Heart Association is the latest to describe the potential dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease.

“Our findings are consistent with a range of previous studies where time spent watching television was linked to mortality,” said lead author Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, chair of the department of public health at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

The research was based on records from more than 13,000 people who had graduated from Spanish universities. Their average age was 37, and 60 percent were women.

Researchers wanted to find out if there was any link between dying young and the amount of television watched.

They also looked at how long people spent at a computer and daily driving time, and whether these influenced death risk.

(Liberty Times)

每天看三小時以上電視的人,早死風險可能是較少看電視者的兩倍,根據一份六月二十五日發表的研究。

這份刊在《美國心臟協會》期刊的研究報告,是久坐型生活型態潛在危險的最新描述。久坐型生活型態的風險包括高血壓、過胖、癌症與心臟病。

「我們的發現與先前多項研究一致,顯示看電視的時間與死亡率有關。」報告主筆、西班牙潘普羅納那瓦拉大學公共衛生系主任馬丁尼茲龔薩雷茲說。

這份研究是根據一萬三千多名西班牙大學畢業生的紀錄。他們的平均年齡是三十七歲,六成為女性。

研究人員希望找出垂死的年輕人與電視收視量之間的關聯性。

他們也檢視人們花在電腦與每天開車的時間有多長,以及這些因素是否影響死亡風險。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. prematurely adv.

不成熟地;倉卒地 (bu4 cheng2 shou2 de5; cang1 cu4 de5)

例: Their criticisms seem premature considering that the results aren’t yet known.

(結果未明,他們的批評似乎太貿然了。)

2. sedentary adj.

久坐的;少活動的 (jiu3 zuo4 de5; shao3 huo2 dong4 de5)

例: My doctor says I should start exercising because my lifestyle is too sedentary.

(我的醫生說,我應該開始做些運動,因為我的生活型態太少活動。)

3. a range of phr.

一系列 (yi2 xi4 lie4)

例: There is a wide range of opinions on this issue.

(大家對這個問題有很多不同意見。)


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