Epidemics at the University of South Australia have expressed their hope to reject the myth that "sitting for a long time is bad as smoking" is broad.
Evidence has already shown that breathing of tobacco smoke increases the risk of premature death by around 180%. However, some studies have indicated that the risk of death associated with excessive sitting, over 8 hours a day, is 20% higher than the risk of smoking.
"The simple fact is that smoking is one of the biggest public health disasters in the last century," said Boyle. "But he does not sit."
Dan Boyle and eight scientists from universities in Canada, the United States and Australia made claims for the dangers of a long seated in American Journal of Public Health. The research team referred to the number of "preserved" academic and clinical institutions, who published this myth.
A study carried out by the American College of Cardiology in 2011 has indicated that long seating can be dangerous, if it is not more severe than smoking. The researchers found that sitting for a long time increases the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.
"Smoking is certainly a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the risk of sitting can be similar in many cases," said Dr David Coven, co-author of the study.
In turn, Dr Boyle said that these allegations "were clearly unjustified and that only intended to reduce the risks associated with smoking."
Dr. explained Boyle said that the economic impact and the number of deaths due to diseases attributable to smoking is much more than the effects of sitting.
For example, the annual global cost of smoking-related diseases is estimated at around $ 467 billion in 2012. Smoking is expected to cause at least a billion deaths in the 21st century. Unlike smoking, sitting is not a long-term dependency or a real risk for people, According to Boyle.
In 2016, Brazilian researchers estimated that the sitting time accounted for 3.8% of deaths, following the analysis of 1 million people from 54 countries.
However, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 estimated that up to 21% of deaths can be attributed to smoking.
Source: Daily Mail