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Treadmill Desks Combat Obesity Linked to Higher Rates of Ovarian Cancer
Date:1/8/2009

Yet another reason to use a treadmill desk to prevent obesity: ovarian cancer.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 8, 2009 -- Yet another alarm bell has been set off by the medical community warning of America's rising obesity rates and the corresponding relation to disease. The National Cancer Institute completed a study that has shown a statistically significant relationship between excess weight gain and ovarian cancer. While obesity has previously been shown to have direct links to increased incidence of many diseases including breast cancer, type II diabetes, and heart disease this was the first study that showed the potential link with ovarian cancers as well.

America's rise in obesity rates and corresponding rise in ill health has been shown to be a direct result of decreasing levels of activity, most blamed upon the sedentary nature of employment. Treadmill desks offer a solution which allows employees to accumulate the necessary daily amounts of physical activity and still perform their normal office duties. The end result? Happier, healthier, leaner and more productive employees with proven reduced risks of cancers related to obesity.

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in female cancer mortality and is the leading killer among gynecological malignancies. The study was performed over a seven year period and had a population of 95,000 US women aged between 50 to 71. Those women rated as obese (having a BMI of 30 or above) had a 26% higher chance of contracting ovarian cancer than women of normal weight. This figure jumped to an alarming 80% for those in the group that were both obese and had never used hormonal therapies for menopause. Obese women without a fa
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