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PROLONGED SITTING INCREASE'S WOMEN'S DIABETES RISK




Prolonged periods of sitting may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women, a new study finds. In the study, a woman's likelihood of having risk factors for diabetes, such as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, increased with the more time she spent sitting. No such link was found in men. Even women who engaged in moderate or vigorous physical activity were at an increased risk for early signs of diabetes if they also were also sedentary for prolonged periods, the study found.


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