Three recent findings indicate that middle-aged people who watch TV television on a daily basis have a higher chance of memory and thinking problems in the future. Researchers discovered that watching even moderate levels of television was linked to poor results on memory tasks as people got older. Daily television audiences have had more brain atrophy.
Too Much TV Would Rot Your Brain
Experts couldn’t determine if it’s the reason behind this is physical inactiveness that’s causing their brains to deteriorate, or if it’s related to the time they spend watching TV. Priya Patel, a professor at a medical science university and a study researcher, believes that just watching TV alone cannot be the reason for sedentary behavior.
The American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle, and Cardiometabolic Health Conference included all three findings practically on Thursday. Medical conference results are considered tentative before they are printed in a journal.
According to the president, Dr. Mitch Elkind, of American Heart Association and head of the Division of Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Sciences in Columbia University’s Neurology department, “it makes sense that excessive sedentary activity could potentially deprive people of brain capacity.”
Elkind reflected that It certainly rings real to him that sedentary behavior, as well as the things that work with it, such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, will lead to a steady progression of brain damage over time, and he went on adding that our brain is provided by blood arteries, and heart and blood vessel disorders may cause brain issues such as cognitive impairment and also dementia.
A couple of the findings looked at people who had taken part in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities survey, which has been looking at the health consequences of hardened arteries for a long time.
Palta’s survey included almost 6,500 people who spend almost the same amount of participation in front of televisions over a six-year stretch from the 1980s to 1990s.
The participants were divided into 3 groups: those who never watched television, those who occasionally watched television, and those who frequently sit in starring at the television for hours, and they were subjected to a group of brain function tests as they got older to measure improvements in their skills.
“Based on their results on cognitive assessments over 15 years, we observed that individuals who reported watching medium to high levels of T.V had around a 7% higher loss in cognitive ability than participants who reported viewing almost no television,” Palta stated.
A 2nd study, which also applied ARIC results, looked at around 970 people who had relatively healthy TV watching patterns and had in addition to brain scans to detect improvements in their brain structure. And, the 3rd study looked at the grey matter as well, but it used evidence from the long-term Coronary Artery Risk Development of Adults study instead.
The result of almost all the research was the same, that is, onaverage, a person loses about 0.5 percent of grey matter for every additional hour of television they watch, which is close to the yearly brain deterioration rates in seniors.
Watching television is just what we call a cognitively active sedentary activity, or one that does not take much attention or thinking “Palta remarked.”This contrasts with intellectually engaging sedentary activities such as reading, which are more cognitively demanding and entail more brain activity.