Originally posted 09/06/2018
I am NOT excited about sharing this article, but I am concerned enough to share (and you know the saying that ends with "three fingers pointing back at me", right?
Sitting Time Linked to Higher Risk of Death from All Causes
A study from the American Cancer Society finds a link between long periods of leisure time sitting and a higher risk of death from all causes, including 14 of the 22 causes of death measured by the study. This includes 8 of the 10 most common causes of death. The study was published online June 29, 2018 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Previous studies have linked prolonged sitting time with death from cancer, heart disease, and “all other causes.” To examine the other causes of death in detail, the new study used data from the American Cancer Society CPS-II Nutrition Cohort, which included 127,554 people who had no major chronic diseases when they joined the group, and who were followed for 21 years. During the study’s follow-up time, 48,784 people died.
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