An Extra Hour On The Sofa Could Increase Diabetes Risk By A Fifth

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According to this article issued today by the Telegraph,  read this and go for a walk :

Every extra hour a day spent sitting down could increase the risk of developing diabetes by a fifth, new research suggests.

The study found that people with type 2 diabetes spent more of their day sitting down than those without the disease.

Those with diabetes spent an average of 26 minutes longer each day in a sedentary position – such as sitting at a computer – than those with a normal glucose metabolism.

Overall, an extra hour of sedentary time was associated with an 22 per cent increased chance of type 2 diabetes.

However, the research did not prove that couch potato lifestyles caused the extra risk of the condition. It could be that those with diabetes tended to be less active.

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More than 2,400 took took part in the Dutch study, which saw each of them wear an accelerometer – measuring their movement – 24 hours a day for eight days.