Sedentary Time Linked with Increased Health Risks

A new meta-analysis of 47 published studies indicates that prolonged sedentary time is independently linked with potentially harmful health outcomes including premature death from any cause, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease-related death, cancer and cancer-related death, and type 2 diabetes. Health risks associated with sedentary time were generally more pronounced in individuals with lower levels of physical activity than in those with higher levels. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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A new meta-analysis of 47 published studies indicates that prolonged sedentary time is independently linked with potentially harmful health outcomes including premature death from any cause, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease-related death, cancer and cancer-related death, and type 2 diabetes. Health risks associated with sedentary time were generally more pronounced in individuals with lower levels of physical activity than in those with higher levels. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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