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Excerpt — Sedentary Behavior and Health

Sedentary Behavior and Depression

Teychenne, Ball, and Salmon (2008) conducted a systematic review on depression and sedentary behavior in adults. Seven observational (5 cross-sectional and 2 longitudinal) and four intervention studies were included.

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Metabolic Effects of Reduced Sitting and the Postprandial State

Several studies have investigated the effects on cardiometabolic biomarkers of short episodes (2- to 9-hr, single-day experiment) of prolonged uninterrupted sitting versus various manipulations of reduced sitting during the postprandial period.

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Screen Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

In addition to the relationships with overweight and obesity, there is mounting evidence that screen time is associated with other cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome (Council on Communications and Media 2011).

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