Regular Yahoo readers, this study's for you:
"When used for information, TV, newspapers, and the Internet may have a positive impact on one's health."
Italian researchers collected data from 1,132 adult subjects, and analyzed their medical, health and lifestyle information while also tracking their mass-media consumption.
"In our study we paid attention to the capacity of people to get informed by using mass media, including the Internet and newspapers or magazines. We sought to see whether most informed people had better eating habits than those less exposed to information," said Marialaura Bonaccio, first author of the study.
The study's findings hardly came to the "TV is bad for you" conclusions we're used to reading about. Instead, the researchers discovered that "exposure to mass media information is significantly associated with greater adherence to both Mediterranean diet and Mediterranean-like eating pattern, an association that public health strategies should take intoRead More »from News junkies get good news on the health front