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How do long periods of sitting affect your longevity?

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Air date: September 23, 2012

Host: Barbara Lewis

Aging Healthcare Policy & Public Health Nutrition and Exercise
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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.

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