New study: sitting and early mortality

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New study suggests that prolonged sitting is linked to excess mortality.  From Stone Hearth Newsletter:

Led by Cornell University nutritional scientist Rebecca Seguin, a new study of 93,000 postmenopausal American women found those with the highest amounts of sedentary time – defined as sitting and resting, excluding sleeping – died earlier than their most active peers. The association remained even when controlling for physical mobility and function, chronic disease status, demographic factors and overall fitness – meaning that even habitual exercisers are at risk if they have high amounts of idle time.

The full article is available via Stone Hearth Newsletter.

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