Data on 505 people age 59 or older revealed that women who sat up to seven hours a day had higher levels of insulin, an indication of the development of type 2 diabetes, as well as C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, leptin and adinopectin, which are released by fatty abdominal tissue and are signs of inflammation. Researchers did not find similar results in men who sat for significantly long periods. The results appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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