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Is sitting around too much bad for you?

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Published on Feb 5, 2013

Could the simple act of sitting around on our backsides for too long be bad for our health? Quite possibly!

This week's Risk Bites team:
David Faulkner (Script, post-production)
Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff)

Sources:
Healy, Genevieve N., et al. "Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003--06." European heart journal 32.5 (2011): 590-597.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/e...

Healy, Genevieve N., et al. "Breaks in Sedentary Time Beneficial associations with metabolic risk." Diabetes care 31.4 (2008): 661-666.
http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc07-2046

Rutten, Geert M., et al. "Interrupting long periods of sitting: good STUFF." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10.1 (2013): 1.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-1

Wilmot, E. G., et al. "Sedentary time in adults and the association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review and meta-nalysis." Diabetologia (2012): 1-11.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00125-012-...

Yates, Thomas, et al. "Stand up for your health: Is it time to rethink the physical activity paradigm?." Diabetes research and clinical practice 93.2 (2011): 292-294.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2...

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