Sitting not linked to diabetes: study

After repeatedly being warned that sitting is as harmful as smoking, it seems the sofa may be joining low-fat diets and moderate red wine consumption as a much-debated is-it-or-isn’t-it cardiometabolic risk factor.

New research from the University of Sydney finds there is little evidence for an association between sitting and diabetes.

Instead, researchers from the School of Public Health say the links with sitting and diabetes may have more to do with unhealthy eating habits while watching TV rather than sitting time per se.

The 13-year

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