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Sitting For Long Periods Of Time May Increase Cancer Risk

(CBS) As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, there is even more reason to get up and move. A new study finds that sitting on your duff for long periods of time can raise a woman’s risk of cancer.
Researchers at the American Cancer Society looked at almost 150,000 men and women over 17 years. They found that women who spent more time sitting during leisure time, that is time not working, were at a 10% higher risk of developing cancer, especially multiple myeloma, breast and ovarian cancer. Lack of exercise didn’t seem to play a role, and they did not find the same increased risk in men.
The study had some flaws but it supports other evidence that sitting for too long promotes disease.
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