Show: September 23, 2012:
- How prevalent are eating disorders among older women?
- What impact does fast food consumption have on the development of diabetes?
- What health risks are associated with tattoos?
- What has changed since the Womenís Health Initiative findings ten years ago?
- Why do chimps rarely suffer from cancer?
- How do long periods of sitting affect your longevity?
- How does a patientís motivation towards their health care facilitate health outcomes?
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How do long periods of sitting affect your longevity?
Interview: Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., lead researcher and a professor of population science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.
A new study has found that sitting for more than three hours a day can shave years off your life span. Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., lead researcher on this study and a professor of population science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, discusses how something as harmless as sitting can have such detrimental effects, and how realistic it is for working Americans to start spending more time on their feet.