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Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2012 Summer;42(3):320-37.

Physical inactivity: associated diseases and disorders.

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Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, 84132, USA.


A sedentary lifestyle is a very serious worldwide problem, especially in North America and Europe. Unfortunately, physical inactivity, which has progressively increased over the past several decades, significantly increases the risk of numerous diseases/disorders, including several forms of cancer, diabetes, hypertension, coronary and cerebrovascular diseases, overweight/obesity, and all-cause mortality, among others. Unless there is a reversal of this sedentary lifestyle, the incidence of these diseases/disorders will increase, life expectancy will decrease, and medical costs will continue to rise.

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