Researchers have found that men who watch TV for more than 4 hours per day are likely to develop colorectal over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV.

But it's not all doom and gloom; the study also found that men could lower their risk ofácolon canceráby increasing their physical activity levels.

Lead researcher Dr Neil Murphy of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France, and colleagues recently reported their results in the British Journal of Cancer.

A wealth of research has pin pointed sedentary behavior as a major cause of health problems, and watching TV is one such behavior.

A recent study revealed that watching too much TV could increase the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, while other research found that it may harm sleep quality.

Now, researchers claim that binge-watching TV could raise the risk of colorectal cancer for men, at least.

Colorectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is cancer that begins in the colon or rectum. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there will be 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the United States this year.

Lack of physical activity is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer, so it will come as no surprise that watching TV for hours at a time might contribute to the disease.