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REDUCE the time you spend watching telly — a recent study of 4,099 people found an increase in daily TV time (even as little as an hour a day) was associated with an increase in pain, reports the journal BMC Public Health.

This was more pronounced in people with type 2 diabetes. Uninterrup­ted sitting can affect blood sugar levels, insulin and other aspects of metabolism, which in turn increase inflammati­on, and precipitat­e pain.

Professor David Dunstan, the principal researcher, said reducing TV time can have ‘a profound effect’ on pain related to ageing, and could work ‘hand-inhand with other therapies’ for chronic pain.

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