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Even with breaks for exercise, lengthy sitting linked to heart disease
Even with breaks for exercise, lengthy sitting linked to heart disease

Bad news for the desk-bound office worker, the long-haul road warrior and the couch surfer: even a heart-pumping regimen at the gym, apparently, won't undo the harm done by sitting, a new study finds. Irrespective of hours spent in moderate-to-intensive physical activity, says the new research, those who do the most sitting have the highest levels of coronary artery calcification in the arteries feeding oxygenated blood to their hearts. Coronary artery calcification leads to the formation of sticky plaques inside our arteries, causing narrowing and breaking off to cause heart attacks. A study to be presented at an upcoming meeting of the American College of Cardiology said that,...

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