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Jul 16

Long sedentary time increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies found a nonlinear association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and CVD-related death, suggesting that 10 hours a day might be a critical threshold. Compared with low levels of sedentary time (median 2.5 hours per day), intermediate levels (median 7.5 hours per day) were not linked to increased risk for CVD, but high levels with a median 12.5 hours per day were. These findings re reported online July 13, 2016 in JAMA Cardiology.

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