Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Too much sitting may raise woman's cancer risk

A new cancer prevention study conducted by the American Cancer Society indicates that excessive amounts of sedentary activity (in particular, sitting), was linked to a 10% overall higher risk of cancer in women.  However, a similar correlation was not found in men.  According to team lead Dr. Alpa Patel, "longer leisure time spent sitting was associated with a higher risk of total cancer risk in women...specifically with multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancers...but sitting time was not not associated with cancer risk in men."  While Dr. Patel acknowledges that further research is necessary to better understand and explain these findings, it does raise awareness of the need to reduce the amount of time spent sitting and considerations for leading a more physically active lifestyle.

To read more about this study, click here.

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