How Sitting Too Long Boosts Risk of Death

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    Mar 31, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/008572.html

    Standing up more often may reduce your chances of dying within three years, even if you are already physically active, a study of more than 200,000 people published in Archives of Internal Medicine today shows.

    The study found that adults who sat 11 or more hours per day had a 40% increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sat for fewer than four hours a day. This was after taking into account their physical activity, weight and health status.

    "These results have important public health implications," said study lead author Dr Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney's School of Public Health.
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    That study deserves a standing ovation.
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    Mar 31, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    I'm waiting for the study on "Crossing the Street Too Often Boosts Risk Of Death."