Prolonged Sitting Time Linked to CVD Events, Mortality
A new analysis using data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study shows that sitting more than 8 hours per day was associated with an increased risk of a composite of all-cause death and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. In this study that tracked over 100,000 adults from 21 countries for 8 to 12 years, more time spent sitting during the day was associated with increased risk of early death and CVD events, including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or heart failure.
@sukhbir Reducing sedentary time and along with increasing physical activity might be an important strategy for easing the global burden of premature deaths and CVD. The findings are based on data from 105,677 adults aged 35 to 70 years (mean age, 50 years; 59% women) from the PURE cohort. During a median follow-up of 11 years, there were 6233 deaths and 5696 major CVD events.