Sitting time research gets international attention

Research using the 45 and Up Study to investigate the link between sitting time and increased mortality risk attracted widespread attention.

The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that adults who sat 11 or more hours a day had a 40% increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sat for fewer than four hours per day. This was after taking into account their physical activity, weight and health status.

More than 100 media outlets including The Atlantic Monthly, Time and the Daily Mail have covered this research.

A selection of media reports:

Confirmed: he who sits the most dies the soonest
The Atlantic Monthly

Better stand up to read this: Sitting down too long could kill you
The Daily Mail

Why prolonged sitting is bad for your health

Too much sitting can kill you: study suggests
US News HealthDay

Stand up for your life: sitting can be a death sentence
The Conversation

Sobering findings on older Aussies
SBS World News

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