Too much sitting may raise risk for certain cancers, study finds
By Brenda Goodman
June 17, 2014
You may want to stand up to read this.
A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting -- whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer -- appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cancers.
Previous studies have tied too much time spent sedentary to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, blood clots, a large waistline, higher blood sugar and insulin, generally poor physical functioning, and even early death.
For the new study, researchers zeroed in on 43 studies that specifically looked at the link between sitting and nearly 70,000 cases of cancer.
After combining the results from individual studies -- a statistical tool that helps to reveal trends in research -- there was good news and bad news.
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