Excessive sitting linked to certain types of cancer

June 17, 2014 3:16 AM

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A review of data from 43 studies shows that the risk of certain types of cancer goes up eight to 10 percent for every two hours a day spent sitting.

Evidence has been piling up for a while that indicates the toll excessive sitting can take on the body: cardiovascular disease, obesity, elevated glucose and insulin production, blood clots, and a shortened lifespan. A new review of the literature on the consequences of sedentary lifestyles has reve...

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