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Researchers: Binge-watching TV could be linked to depression

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A new study finds binge-watching television shows could be bad for you.

Researchers with the University of Texas in Austin say they've found a link between marathon TV sessions and depression and loneliness.

The researchers surveyed more than 300 18-to-29-year-old people about their television watching habits and how often they felt lonely or depressed.

The researcher say the survey found the more lonely and depressed participants were the more likely they were to binge watch TV.

Researchers say the findings suggest binge-watching should not be viewed as a "harmless addiction."

They note binge-watching can be related to obesity and fatigue and may lead some to neglect their work and relationships.
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