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Exercise Cannot Offset Too Much Sitting

Jan 22, 2015

Greater sedentary time was associated with increased risk of adverse health outcomes, including early death, even in those who otherwise exercised regularly, a meta-analysis indicated. With data pooled from 41 primary research studies, researchers found that long periods of sitting time were positively correlated with all-cause mortality and other outcomes, after adjustment for levels of physical activity, compared with study participants reporting relatively little sitting time. — Biswas A, et al “Sedentary time and its association with risk for disease incidence, mortality, and hospitalization in adults” Ann Intern Med 2015; 162: 123-141