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There is more evidence that sitting at your leisure can kill you.
People who sat most were more likely to have died of 14 different diseases. A new poll from the American Cancer Society finds out.
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It's not the first study to show that sitting too much can be fatal. But it's a long-term study of many people, and the causes of death are broken down in detail.
The 14 deaths that were more likely the longer humans sat: cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease B. suicide, COPD (such as emphysema), pneumonitis due to inhalation of something, liver disease, gastric ulcer and other digestive tract disorders , Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, neuropathies and musculoskeletal disorders.
Researchers used data from a larger, ongoing survey of people. They were asked, "How many hours a day did you spend sitting (watching TV, reading, etc.) on an average day (without the time you spent in your job) last year?"