Research Impact: Increased time spent engaged in sedentary behaviours (e.g. sitting) was shown to have small, but potentially detrimental associations with several cardiometabolic health markers, including fasting glucose, fasting insulin, triglycerides, HDL-C and waist circumference. From this, future interventions to improve cardiometabolic health in adults should focus on a combination of both decreasing sedentary time and increasing physical activity. A combined focus on both of these domains may bring about the greatest improvements in cardiometabolic health.
Powell, C., Herring, M.P., Dowd, K.E., Donnelly, A.E. and Carson, B.P. 2017. The cross-sectional associations between objectively measured sedentary time and cardiometabolic health in adults – a system review with meta-analysis component. Obesity Reviews [in print]. doi: 10.1111/obr.12642