Friday, March 2, 2012

sitting around and diabetes

I have had stuff up here before about the dangers of being too sedentary.  Here is a new one about its link to diabetes

Diabetes Risk from Sitting Around

 "This study provides important new evidence that higher levels of sitting time have a deleterious impact on insulin resistance and chronic low-grade inflammation in women but not men and that this effect is seen regardless of how much exercise is undertaken. This suggests that women who meet the national recommendations of 30 minutes of exercise a day may still be compromising their health if they are seated for the rest of the day.


js290 said...

The causality may be reversed. Remember, energy output is coupled to energy input. Low quality input may lead to conditions like metabolic syndrome and diabetes and hence a more sedentary behavior.

Chris said...

Indeed it may be.