Sitting around ups colon cancer risk

Long hours sitting at a desk or in front of the television increases the chance of developing some cancers, according to a new meta-analysis.

The risk of developing colon cancer was 54% higher for those who were sedentary compared with those who were more active, the researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany found.

For every two-hour increase in sitting time, the risk of developing colon cancer went up by 8%, data showed.

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