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Netflix Is Making You Fat


Characters get killed left and right on Game Of Thrones, and the show might be treating your abs the same way. The results of research published in the journal Public Library of Science claim that television is actually adding fat to your belly. In men, the number of hours spent watching television was significantly correlated with higher body-fat mass index, percentage of body fat, subcutaneous fat, and visceral fat. More disturbingly, it was also associated with the beginnings of atherosclerosis. Everyone deserves some passive entertainment after a long day of work, gym, and family, but this research seems to show that when it comes to TV, less is more. Curiously, this effect only applies to men, as women in the experiment exhibited a similar association between television and body fat, but the connection was much weaker. We assume that the nausea induced by episodes of The Bachelorslowed down the weight gain for women.

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