Public release date: 22-Jul-2010Contact: David Sampsondavid.email@example.comAmerican Cancer SocietyStudy links more time spent sitting to higher risk of deathRisk found to be independent of physical activity levelA new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds its not just how muchphysical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect yourrisk of death. Researchers say . They conclude that public healthmessages should promote both being physically active and reducing time spentsitting. The study appears early online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.Article: "Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Total Mortality in a Prospective Cohort of US Adults." Alpa V. Patel, LeslieBernstein, Anusila Deka, Heather Spencer Feigelson, Peter T. Campbell, 5 Susan M. Gapstur, Graham A. Colditz, andMichael J. Thun. Am J Epid Published online July 22, 2010 (DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwq155).Link to abstract: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/kwq155
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