Studies Show ‘Nasty Effects’ of Binge-Watching Netflix, TV, According to Researchers
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 19: In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

New research ties binge-watching Netflix to negative health effects.

A recent study surveyed users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany who said they watch more television than video chatting, playing video games, and working.

Health risks of binge-watching Netflix include obesity, increased risk of bowel cancer, premature aging, and poor posture.

A 2018 study showed binge-watching television had a negative effect on viewers’ sex life due to evening viewing that got in the way of getting down before bed.

A 2019 study revealed people watch over 78,000 hours of T.V. in a lifetime with 3,000 hours finding a show to watch. Netflix recently began asking subscribers if they wanted to retain their memberships after a year of non-use and will delete non-responders.

How much television do you watch a week? Does this make you rethink your viewing schedule?

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