Sitting increases disease risk and exercise may not reduce it

So you work in an office and you spend 8 hours sitting at your desk - plus a couple hours of TV in the evening - but all that gym time makes up for all that sedentary action, right? According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine: wrong. Researchers report that the amount of time a person spends sitting each day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. What is more, regular exercise may not be enough to offset this risk.

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