A systematic review and meta-analysis on the link between sedentary time and health outcomes in adults that was published today is receiving significant attention in the media. The title of the paper is, “Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” and was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine today. Note: several SBRN members are among the authors on the paper.
According to Dr. David Alter, lead researcher of the study and a senior scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, “More than one half of an average person’s day is spent being sedentary — sitting, watching television or working at a computer. Our study finds that despite the health-enhancing benefits of physical activity, this alone may not be enough to reduce the risk for disease.”
Click on the links below to follow media coverage on this study:
Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bajaj RR, Silver MA, Mitchell MS, Alter DA. Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jan 20;162(2):123-132. doi: 10.7326/M14-1651.