How long do you spend time sitting in front of your desk in one day? A study conducted in the UK mentions that women who have a habit of sitting for many hours without a break have high risk for type 2 diabetes.
According to the study study, women who have long sitting intensity increase their diabetes risk factors. The longer they sit, the higher the risk factors such as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.
Interestingly, the results were more directed at female respondents, even in healthy women who have a healthy diet and exercise order. While for the male respondents, the increase in the risk factor is not too prominent.
Thomas Yates, from the University of Leicester, UK, analyzed information from approximately 500 respondents who attended a diabetes-checking program. In this program, all respondents reported how much time they spend sitting in the last seven days. Besides collecting blood samples to test for diabetes risk factors.
Female respondents on average spend five hours a day to sit down. While men spends six hours a day to sit down. In women, sitting intensity is associated with insulin resistance and high levels of markers of inflammation symptoms, such as c-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6).
“Spending less time sitting is an important factor in preventing chronic disease,” said the researchers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, as reported by Health Today.
Although this study is less accurate because it ignores a number of other diabetes risk factors, but a number of previous studies also revealed adverse effects of sitting too long. In addition to diabetes, it could also increase the risk of heart disease and could damage muscles. In a previous research it was also known that sitting disease can cause death.Tagged with: diabetes risk factors, sit too long, sit too long diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes,