Too Much Sitting Cause Rapid Aging

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A recent study shows that a woman who sits more than 10 hours a day is likely to get aged 8 years faster than the average aging speed.

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted a research with 1,500 women, ages 64 to 95, investigated their cell ages. And the research proves that women who sit longer times have biologically older cells than the other group of women who sit less times a day.

The group of women with less than 40 minutes of physical activity per day and remain sedentary for more than 10 hours per day have shorter telomeres. Telomeres are tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands that protect chromosomes from deterioration and progressively shorten with age. As a cell ages, its telomeres naturally shorten.

National Health Service (NHS, the public health services of England) says that hours of sedentary work lowers metabolism and it disrupts blood sugar and blood pressure control, finally causing obesity, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.

Aladdin Shadyab, lead author of the study with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, said “sedentary lifestyle accelerates cell aging. The actual age and biological age does not match.”

Original article by The Korea Daily Los Angeles
Translated by Narae Lee