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Sitting down linked to higher risk of cancer
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:36PM BST 17 Jun 2014 | (Agency)

Posted on 06/17/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Spending too much time sitting still can increase the risk of some cancers, heart disease and diabetes, new research has shown.

Every extra two hours spent sitting was associated with a 10% increased chance of developing cancer of the womb lining in women, while bowel and lung cancer risk was raised by 8% and 6% respectively.

The effect appeared to be unrelated to how much exercise people took when not sitting. This suggests that even in people who are generally physically active, sitting down for too long can increase cancer risk. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Travel
KEYWORDS: cancer; sitting

1 posted on 06/17/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I’m screwed


2 posted on 06/17/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Sounds like an attack on commuters too, no matter if they drive, use “public transport” or even ride a bike or horse.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 8:41:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: miliantnutcase

Give me a million bucks and I’ll write a report about the dangers of something or other and how it relates to the risk of cancer. Eating peaches, smoking weed, showering once a week, you name it and if there’s easy money waiting to scoop up, I’ll get the report out.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 8:43:27 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Olog-hai

Living in general is linked to a higher incidence of cancer.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:15 AM PDT by Marty
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To: B4Ranch

I’m with B4R - ANYTHING in excess/ write a grant/ scare folks.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 8:46:04 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Olog-hai
A Collection of Spurious Correlations
7 posted on 06/17/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: B4Ranch

Sitting all day, if anything gives you a bad case of hemorrhoids... I know this from experience. :-[


8 posted on 06/17/2014 8:47:22 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Olog-hai

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, so do whatever you want. Sit all day long and die a happy couch potato.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai
For my entire career I always made it a point to procure a drafting table for each place I worked so I could stand as much as possible.

Lowered my cancer risk but the bulging leg veins now make wearing board shorts problematic.

10 posted on 06/17/2014 8:57:50 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

blah, blah, blah-blah...


11 posted on 06/17/2014 9:00:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai
I am an artist and I paint standing up, so that's good!

The chemicals in the paints and the turpentine are probably going to kill me. Oh well, everybodys got to die of something sometime.

12 posted on 06/17/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, and wet streets cause rain. Sure glad we’re making all these scientific breakthroughs, I thought no one was working on science anymore.

I am so relieved.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 9:20:02 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Olog-hai

Life will kill you.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 9:21:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ditter

Poor old Bob Ross died from cancer at age 52, nineteen years ago. How much sitting did he do?


15 posted on 06/17/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Ditter

Standing up a lot makes more health risks actually.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Olog-hai

Must have been the oil paint fumes, or the paint thinner, or...


17 posted on 06/17/2014 9:28:55 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: wetphoenix

I think lying down is the only option here.

horizontal.

Peel me a grape!


18 posted on 06/17/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Olog-hai

Living linked to high risk of cancer.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Flick Lives

Don’t know how much thinner he used. Linseed oil is edible, too.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 9:36:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Chickensoup

:) Lying down too! Cycling about a 10 miles a day is that compensates for the problems with sitting.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 9:45:17 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: miliantnutcase

I live in chairs and wheelchairs. I don’t have them. Maybe you should wait to sit on the toilet before straining.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 9:46:09 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m a dead man sitting!


23 posted on 06/17/2014 10:07:12 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Olog-hai

I suspect these studies are funded by some shoe company. As Billy Graham once said, “The death rate is 100%”.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 10:23:54 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: Olog-hai
As George Carlin once joked, "Studies have shown that saliva is bad for your health, but only if swallowed in small amounts over an extended period of time."

-PJ

25 posted on 06/17/2014 10:31:38 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Olog-hai

Most of my painting friends, paint sitting down. When you are working on a painting you need to back up ever so often and look at it from a distance. People who sit don’t do that.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: wetphoenix

Like what?


27 posted on 06/17/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Olog-hai

We’re all dying from the moment we’re conceived, so I’m not gonna worry about this. :)


28 posted on 06/17/2014 10:54:47 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: B4Ranch

I live in a cubicle and a car ;-p But, yeah I need to drink more water lol.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Ditter

varicose


30 posted on 06/17/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Olog-hai

Biking linked to getting hit by vehicles.


31 posted on 06/17/2014 11:40:44 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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