In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier covers a study that suggests that women who sit for long periods during the day have an increased risk for diabetes.
Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that women who stay seated for long periods of time every day are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but a similar link wasn’t found in men.
Researchers assessed over 500 men and women 40and older and could not pinpoint why there was a gender difference, although it was suggested that women might snack more often than men during sedentary behavior, or because men tend to take part in more robust activity when they do get up and about. Even women who get 30 minutes of exercise a day may still be compromising their health if they are seated for the rest of the day.
These results have implications for lifestyle recommendations and public health policy changes as they suggest women who spend most of their time seated are at greater risk for chronic disease.
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