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

June 17, 2014


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]



, ,


Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: