Sitting down 'raises cancer risk'

June 16, 2014 8:13 PM

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Sitting down 'raises cancer risk'

A couch potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.

Every extra two hours spent sitting was associated with a 10% increased chance of developing cancer of the womb lining in women, while bowel and lung cancer risk was raised by 8% and 6% respectively.

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