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Sedentary behaviour in the UK contributes to more than one in 10 deaths, say researchers

Sitting is a dangerous — and expensive — activity according to recent findings, which show more than one in 10 deaths in the UK are linked to prolonged sedentary behaviour.

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around is linked to over 69,000 deaths a year in the UK, according to the analysis by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.