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TeeVee really does kill the brain.

There’s an old saying which warns that “television will rot your brain.” Several new studies find it might be true. Researchers find that watching more TV each day throughout adulthood and middle age can age the brain faster and put viewers at greater risk for cognitive decline later in life.

Study authors also discovered moderate-to-high TV viewing during midlife also has a connection to lower grey matter volumes. However, sedentary behaviors which stimulate the brain such as reading did not have the same negative effects.

Reading?! TL! DR! Yuck, yuck. Seriously, this is very bad news for USians. Another few years and they’ll move from relative to clinical retardation. Maybe with a laugh track. Yuck, yuck!