Body and Soul | Get on your feet for better health

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by

Mayo Clinic’s James Levine thinks he has found the underlying ailment for adults who are diabetic, pre-diabetic or obese: “the sitting disease.”“Sitting is sort of the new smoking,” the endocrinologist said recently, on the eve of an experiment designed to tackle so-called “lifestyle” diseases.He and a team of researchers from Mayo and the University of Minnesota think that even modest increases in daily activity could help people lose weight and improve their health — and help control the nation’s staggering health care bills.

Kansas City Star Magazine, by Amanda Bankston, 02/06/2012

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, James Levine, lifestyle diseases, Research, the sitting disease, University of Minnesota

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