Sitting too much increases cancer risk - research

June 17, 2014 7:44 AM

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Sitting too much increases cancer risk - research

Every year scientists add new factors to the list of cancer-triggers – junk food, processed meats, smoking, polluted air. Recently, the list has expanded – sitting or sedentary lifestyle is now linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, new research has revealed.

In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers say that people who spend most of the day sitting have up to a 66 percent higher risk of developing certain types of cancer than those who sit less, TIME reports. Study authors Daniela Schmid and Dr. Michael Leitzmann ...

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