Dr. McDonough discusses how lowering patient sedentary time can prevent precancerous lesions according to a report in the American Association for Cancer Research.
Cancer Risk of Sitting Down
The newest cancer risk factor could be sitting down. That's according to a report in the American Association for Cancer Research. Now what they are saying in this report is the results of a study of seventeen hundred and thirty men and women who previously had colorectal adenomas. They found that men who spent more than eleven point three eight hours a day in sedentary behaviors, that's writing, typing, working on a computer or reading, were forty five percent more likely to experience reoccurrence of colorectal adenomas compared with men who spent fewer than six point nine hours in sedentary activities per day. The results are significant. As they suggest that lowering your sedentary time. In other words, basically standing up can reduce your risk of developing precancerous lesions.