Standing orders may help prevent diabetes, study finds

Reducing time spent sitting or prone by 90 minutes a day might exceed the benefit of exercising 150 minutes a week, according to a study in Diabetologia. Overall sedentary time was associated with adverse effects in cardiometabolic health markers in patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers said sedentary time may be a more important health indicator than moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

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