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Extra hour of sitting each day is linked to 22% higher odds of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i661 (Published 03 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i661
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Each extra hour of sitting or reclining each day was associated with 22% higher odds of having type 2 diabetes, a study published in Diabetologia has found.1

Researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands analysed data on 2497 participants from the Maastricht study who had been asked to wear an accelerometer taped to their thigh, 24 hours a day for eight consecutive days. Unlike typical accelerometers the study devices were able to detect …

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