Standing linked to lower odds of obesity

Standing for at least one-quarter of the day can lower odds of becoming obese, according to a new study. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that among men, standing a quarter of the time was linked to a 32 percent reduced likelihood of obesity (body fat percentage). Standing half the time was associated with an almost 60 percent reduced likelihood of obesity. But standing more than three-quarters of the time was not associated with a lower risk of obesity.

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