'Sedentary time' sits well with inflammation biomarker

They say the scale doesn't lie. Well, neither does C-Reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker for inflammation. And, apparently, if a great deal of your day is spent sitting on your butt--or, as researchers put it in a more-genteel way, "sedentary time"--your body produces higher levels of CRP. This was among the results of a study at the University of Queensland in Australia, where they found elevated CRP in those who exhibited prolonged periods of duff-sitting--or, um, "sedentary time"--even for those who exercise regularly. CRP is a marker for inflammation and its elevation could be a rough indicator of heart disease risk. Article

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