Sitting Too Much May Increase Risk of Liver Disease – Study

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A new study has revealed that sitting for long periods of time may increase the risk of Liver Disease.

Researchers discovered that people who sat for 10 or more hours per day had a nine per cent greater risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

“The amount of time spent doing sedentary activity such as sitting at a computer or watching TV has increased dramatically in recent years.

“More than half of the average person’s waking day involves sedentary activities,” Dr. Seungho Ryu, professor of occupational and environmental medicine at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in South Korea and lead author of the study, told Live Science.

The study also suggested that physical activity alone does not fully protect against the risks associated with long periods of sitting because humans are required to be constantly on the move.

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