Sitting time and cardiometabolic risk in US adults: associations by sex, race, socioeconomic status and activity level

British Journal of Sports Medicine, 09/19/2013

Sitting time is associated with adverse health outcomes including chronic disease and premature mortality. However, it is not known if the association of sitting time with cardiometabolic risk factors varies across sociodemographic or health factors. Self–reported sitting time was associated with adverse cardiometabolic risk factors consistently across sex and race groups in a representative US sample, independent of other risk factors. Excessive sitting warrants a public health concern.

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