Too much sitting ups colon cancer risk

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

Risk of developing colon cancer was 54% higher for those with the most sedentary time compared with the lowest, 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 eight percent, data showed.

Risk of long hours of sedentary time was