Study: Desk Jobs May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

by: cancercompass

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, those who spend 10 years or more in "sedentary work" may have twice the risk of developing colon cancer.

"Even a high level of vigorous recreational physical activity did not modify the effect of sedentary work," researchers warned in The Telegraph. "The findings have occupational health implications, given that advances in technology have led to increasing amounts of sedentary behaviour at work."

Researchers examined nearly 2,000 participants in Western Australia between 2005 and 2007. They collected information on lifestyle, physical activity, and lifetime job history.

What do you think of this study? Does it come as a surprise?