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Gloucestershire Echo - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

■ SPEND­ING long pe­ri­ods sit­ting or loung­ing around is linked to around 70,000 deaths a year in the UK.

It also costs the NHS more than £700mil­lion a year treat­ing Type 2 di­a­betes, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, and colon, en­dome­trial, and lung can­cers that re­sult, says re­search in the Jour­nal of Epi­demi­ol­ogy and Com­mu­nity Health.

The £700m es­ti­mate is con­ser­va­tive as seden­tary life­style is likely to be as­so­ci­ated with other can­cers and mus­cu­loskele­tal and mental health dis­or­ders not in­cluded in the anal­y­sis, said the au­thors.

Long pe­ri­ods loung­ing around car­ries huge health risks

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