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Is Sitting the New Smoking? (HCP Live)

This article on Healthcare Professionals Network discusses a study by researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore that found that 28% of males and 34% of females over the age of 15 were insufficiently active, resulting in at least 3.2 million deaths annually. The study found that inactivity accounts for 10-16% of several cancers (breast, colon) as well as diabetes, as well as 22% of heart disease. Per the findings, the researchers deemed sitting to be as harmful as smoking.

Full article: http://www.hcplive.com/articles/Is-Sitting-the-New-Smoking