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Sitting down for an extra two hours increases the risk of some cancers by 10 percent – MailOnline

June 17, 2014

Health

By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent

 

 

  • This effect holds even for people who do a lot of exercise when not sitting
  • The increased risk was most notable for womb, bowel and lung cancers

 

 

*   Scientists came to the conclusion after studying pooled data from 43 studies with more than four million participants and almost 70,000 cancer cases.

*   Every extra two hours spent sitting was associated with a 10 per cent increased chance for women of developing cancer of the womb lining.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014.  7: 28 a.m. [GMT]

 

 

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