Navigation Links
Take a stand and be active to reduce chronic disease, make aging easier, research finds

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to Kansas State University research.

Even standing throughout the day -- instead of sitting for hours at a time -- can improve health and quality of life while reducing the risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and colon cancer, among others.

The researchers -- Sara Rosenkranz and Richard Rosenkranz, both assistant professors of human nutrition -- studied a sample of 194,545 men and women ages 45 to 106. The data was from the 45 and Up Study, which is a large Australian study of health and aging.

"Not only do people need to be more physically active by walking or doing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, but they should also be looking at ways to reduce their sitting time," Richard Rosenkranz said.

The twofold approach -- sitting less and moving more -- is key to improving health, the researchers said. People often spend the majority of the day being sedentary and might devote 30 to 60 minutes a day to exercise or physical activity, Sara Rosenkranz said. Taking breaks to stand up or move around can make a difference during long periods of sitting.

Sitting for prolonged periods of time -- with little muscular contraction occurring -- shuts off a molecule called lipoprotein lipase, or LPL, Sara Rosenkranz said. Lipoprotein lipase helps to take in fat or triglycerides and use it for energy.

"We're basically telling our bodies to shut down the processes that help to stimulate metabolism throughout the day and that is not good," Sara Rosenkranz said. "Just by breaking up your sedentary time, we can actually upregulate that process in the body."

In a previous study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, the researchers found that the more people sit, the greate

Contact: Sara Rosenkranz
Kansas State University

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. IMPRESSIONS: Advancing understanding of the consequences of high-end climate change
2. Understanding secondary light emission by plasmonic nanostructures may improve medical imaging
3. Hoyos Labs Issues Biometric Open Protocol Standard for Safer Authentication
4. New DRI project aimed at understanding Mercury dynamics in the Arctic tundra
5. Reinterpreting origins, examining skeletal preservation, and understanding volcanics
6. Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimers
7. Study of rodent family tree puts brakes on commonly held understanding of evolution
8. Leibniz Prizes 2014: DFG honors 11 outstanding researchers
9. AGU honors outstanding journalists
10. Gene-silencing data now publicly available to help scientists better understand disease
11. Lowering stand density reduces mortality of ponderosa pine stands
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Take a stand and be active to reduce chronic disease, make aging easier, research finds
(Date:8/20/2014)... has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a five-year, ... and the bacteria,s effects on humans. , For ... colleagues have studied the human immune response to anthrax ... Immunology. The original funding came soon after anthrax-laced letters ... the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. , ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... have suffered concussions ready to return to action? A ... school athletes who head back on the field with ... in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple ... in their balance and/or altered walking speed, was found ... had returned to activity in less than a month. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to ... pepper,s effect are using their findings to develop a ... can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They ... tested in clinical trials, in ACS, Journal of ... that decades ago, scientists had pegged a compound called ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):$14.5 million grant awarded to continue anthrax studies 2Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 2Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes 3
... neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer ... young women without any known risk factors. Now, researchers at ... movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote ... The new results, published in the January issue of ...
... SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Mon., Jan. 3, 2011) -- ... the study of organogenesis. Organogenesis, essentially the process ... organ, has important connections to biological processes at the ... potential for medical treatments through tissue engineering approaches. ...
... (PHILADELPHIA) An international team of researchers led ... Penn Medicine,s Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, ... Paris-based Fondation Leducq to study the molecular genetics ... Mechanisms of Novel Genes Associated with Plasma Lipids ...
Cached Biology News:Estrogen may help precancerous cells spread in oral cavity 2Transcriptome analysis, organ culture methods featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2Penn Medicine researcher receives $6 million grant for cardiovascular disease study 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 A Geisinger researcher on a personal ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing ... concern. Joseph Boscarino , Ph.D. MPH, ... team of researchers nominated for the Centers for Disease ... for Data Methods and Study Design. "Hepatitis ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets ... "Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Global Strategic ... This report analyzes the ... in US$ Thousands by the following Product ... NMR-EPR Spectrometers, Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometers, IR ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Sales Horizons, a leader in sales training, today ... training course to help companies develop clinical staff ... the majority of their time on client sites – ... practice – providing support and education to both clinical ... believes clinical staff are and should be considered an ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... 18, 2014   Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox ... Washington, DC , announced today that it ... (IPR) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ... BioReference Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRLI).  These IPR petitions aim ... Myriad Genetics, Inc. These patents have been asserted against ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 3Global Spectroscopy Equipment and Accessories - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Sales Horizons Launches a New Online Sales Training Course for MedTech Clinical Staff to Develop Their Sales Skills 2Sales Horizons Launches a New Online Sales Training Course for MedTech Clinical Staff to Develop Their Sales Skills 3Sterne Kessler Files 11 IPR Petitions On Behalf Of GeneDx, Inc., Subsidiary Of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. 2Sterne Kessler Files 11 IPR Petitions On Behalf Of GeneDx, Inc., Subsidiary Of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. 3
... Jan. 11, 2011 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ... Robert Eisenman, Ph.D., a molecular biologist and geneticist, have ... Advancement of Science, or AAAS. Election as a fellow ... peers. Brent, a member of the Hutchinson ...
... announces that a new market research report is ... China News 1011 ... it,s even not past." Owing to the monetary easing ... started to affect almost all industries in China, including ...
... January 2011 Elsevier announced today that ... Carbon Nanotubes and Nitrides, will occur on 4-8 September ... discusses the significant improvements in material growth processes, material ... few years. The improvements have lead to the discovery ...
Cached Biology Technology:Roger Brent and Robert Eisenman Named AAAS Fellows 2Roger Brent and Robert Eisenman Named AAAS Fellows 3Reportlinker Adds Industrial Biotechnology China News 1011 2
WASF2 Immunogen: WASF2 (NP_008921, 73 a.a. ~ 173 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Anti 7H6 Antigen (tight-junction associated protein Antigen) Monoclonal Antibody 7H6...
Sheep polyclonal to Malate Dehydrogenase ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein - Pig heart malate dehydrogenase. Entrez Gene ID: 4190 Swiss Protein ID: P...
Biology Products: