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Mortality - exercise, physical activity, sedentary - 50906

Physical activity (non-sedentary lifestyle) reduces mortality risk. Sedentary time is positively associated with an increased risk for dying (from all-causes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases) and increasing risk for certain forms of cancer (specifically breast, colon, colorectal, endometrial, and epithelial ovarian cancer), cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise has protective effects over the risk of premature death associated with sedentary behaviour (sitting time), but does not completely undo the harm. [Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jan 20;162(2):123-32. 50906 (8/2015)] Interview PubMed
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