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More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

What more TV time does to your body, whether Southerners actually eat more salt than the rest of the country and more.

News

More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

What more TV time does to your body, whether Southerners actually eat more salt than the rest of the country and more.

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WEB MD: More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk

"If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests. Every extra hour a person with prediabetes spends watching TV each day raises their risk of developing full-blown type 2 diabetes by 3.4 percent, according to research published April 1 in the journal Diabetologia." Click here to read the full story.

NPR: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?

"Hypertension, which is tied to sodium intake, is more prevalent in the South. Researchers had a hunch that Southerners eat more salty, packaged foods, so they went gumshoeing." Click here to read the full story.

ABC NEWS: Many Popular Foods With Unhealthy Amounts of Salt

"You may be consuming more salt than you need—and the salt shaker is probably not to blame. When researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sought to shake out how much sodium—a major component of table salt—was in various food items nationwide, they found that the biggest high sodium offenders were pizzas, pastas and meats, nearly 75 percent of which exceeded national sodium thresholds. Additionally, more than half of cold cuts, soups and sandwiches contained more than a healthy amount of sodium. The researchers looked at nearly 4,000 product labels in three different regions of the country. The study was published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease." Click here to read the full story.