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Turns out mom was right—watching too much TV is bad for you. According to a recent article in the New York Times, a study found that lengthy TV viewing during teen years can lead to depression in young adulthood.

The data, which was compiled from an analysis of over 4,000 adolescents who were not depressed at the beginning of the study, showed that more than 17 percent of those participants who watched over nine hours of TV per day had depressive symptoms seven years later. They also found that the association between TV and depression was stronger among males.

The type of programming or whether teens were watching alone or with other people did not impact the results.
by Jess Hofmann | 2/1/2016
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