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

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.

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The study, reported in Diabetologia, followed up 3232 people aged at least 25 who were overweight. 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 metformin, to see whether these strategies prevented or delayed type 2 diabetes when compared with placebo