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Don't be a Don't be a couch potato couch potato Don't be a Don't be a couch potato couch potato A COUCH potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.

Every extra two hours spent sitting was associated with a 10% increased chance of developing cancer of the womb lining in women, while bowel and lung cancer risk was raised by 8% and 6% respectively.

TV viewing time was most strongly associated with bowel and endometrial cancers - possibly because this is often accompanied by eating junk food and drinking sweetened beverages, said researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 18, 2014
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