Physical Inactivity and Obesity Compared as Causes of Mortality (BBC News / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition / Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Summary

A 12-year study involving more than 300,000 people suggests that lack of exercise could be responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity in Europe. It is estimated that 676,000 deaths per year are attributable to inactivity, compared with 337,000 being attributable to obesity.

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Gallagher, J. (2015). Inactivity ‘kills more than obesity’. London: BBC Health News, January 15th 2015.

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Ekelund, U. Ward, HA. [and] Norat, T. [et al] (2015). Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. January 14th 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

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Inactivity ‘twice as deadly’ as obesity. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, January 15th 2015.

Realistic Goals?

Current exercise guidelines could be unrealistic, particularly for older people. Researchers suggest doctors should aim to promote smaller increases in activity

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Exercise advice ‘unrealistic’ say experts. London: BBC Health News, January 22nd 2015.

Goldilocks Activity Levels?

Not too much, not too little:

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Gallagher, J. (2015). Too much jogging ‘as bad as no exercise at all’. London: BBC Health News, February 3rd 2015.

Prolonged Sedentary Time

Possibly of interest, regarding recommendations for reducing inactivity (in the form of sedentary time) in the office:

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Gallagher, J. (2015). Office workers ‘too sedentary’. London: BBC Health News, March 27th 2015.

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Biswas, A. Oh, PI. [and] Faulkner, GE. [et al] (2015). Sedentary time and its association with risk for disease incidence, mortality, and hospitalization in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, January 20th 2015, Vol.162(2), pp.123-32. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

A related article, possibly of interest:

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Reference

Lynch, BM. [and] Owen, N. (2015). Too much sitting and chronic disease risk: steps to move the science forward. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015 Jan 20;162(2):146-7.

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