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Can Sitting Too Long Increase the Odds of Getting Cancer?

A new analysis found that prolonged sitting and a lack of physical activity could be the cause of more than 90,000 new cases of breast cancer and colon cancer reported each year.

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

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