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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Standing rather sitting

Standing Provides Real Advantages Over Sitting

Standing may improve blood glucose and serum lipids
Time spent standing, rather than sitting, was associated with lower fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol in a new study.


  • by Parker Brown 
    Staff Writer, MedPage Today

  • This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® 
Researchers attached a monitor to nearly 700 participants over 7 days and found that each additional 2 hours per day spent sitting was significantly associated with higher body mass index (risk ratio 1.03, 95% CI 1.01-1.05;P<0.001), waist circumference (Beta=2.12, 95% CI 0.83-3.41, or around 2 centimeters;P<0.001), fasting plasma glucose (about 1%), total/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ratio (5%), triglycerides (12%), 2-hour plasma glucose (4%), and with lower HDL cholesterol (0.07 mmol/L)./.../

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