Sedentary behavior may dramatically increase risk of developing T2D

“Beware of sitting all day; diabetes may come to stay.” Bill Chesnut, MD

Sedentary behavior may dramatically increase risk of developing T2D, study says.

CNN (2/2, Christensen) reports that “even an extra 40 minutes of couch potato behavior will dramatically increase” the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).

HealthDay (2/2, Reinberg) reports that “each extra hour in a sedentary position – whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner – seems to increase” the “odds of type 2 diabetes by 22 percent, the study authors” said in a study published online Feb. 2 in Diabetologia. That risk remained even if people exercised, researchers found after collecting “data on nearly 2,500 adults, average age 60.”

AMA newsletter 2.3.16.