Ways Sitting is Shortening Your Life

Ways Sitting is Shortening Your Life

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Highly Sedentary People Have a Greater Risk of Developing Cancer

According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which looked at more than 4 million individuals and 68,936 cancer cases, sitting for long periods of time increases your risk for colon, endometrial and, possibly, lung cancer. The study found that even in physically active individuals, sitting increased the risk, and the risk worsened with each two hour increase in sitting time.

Separate research links long-term sedentary habits with breast and colon cancer.