Even with regular exercise, excessive sitting linked to disease, premature death

January 20, 2015 4:00 PM

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TORONTO - Sitting on one's butt for a major part of the day may be deadly in the long run — even with a regimen of daily exercise, researchers say.

In an analysis that pooled data from 41 international studies, Toronto researchers found the amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, regardless of regular exercise.

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