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Written by Steven Weiniger Written by Steven Weiniger on Wednesday, 25 September 2013. Posted in Science

Dr. Lee, a researcher in the department of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, recently published a study in British Medical Journal showing sitting down for over three hours a day can cut life expectancy by two years, even if you’re a physically active non-smoker. The estimated gains in life expectancy in the US population were 2.00 years for reducing excessive sitting to < 3 hours a day and a gain of 1.38 years from reducing excessive television viewing to < 2 hours a day.

 

BMJ Open 2012;2:e000828 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000828 Public health Sedentary behaviour and life expectancy in the USA: a cause-deleted life table analysis.  Peter T Katzmarzyk, I-Min Lee

 

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