Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows an association between the average amount of chocolate each person in country eats, and the number of Nobel Prize winners that country produces. But as the author points out, an association doesn't necessarily mean that eating chocolate
Is sitting around too much bad for you?
Could the simple act of sitting around on our backsides for too long be bad for our health? Quite possibly! This week's Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (Script, post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites Sources: Healy, Genevieve N., et al. "Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003--06." European heart journal 32.5 (2011): 590-597. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehq451 Healy, Genevieve N., et al. "Breaks in Sedentary Time Beneficial associations with metabolic risk." Diabetes care 31.4 (2008): 661-666. http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc07-2046 Rutten, Geert M., et al. "Interrupting long periods of sitting: good STUFF." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10.1 (2013): 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-1 Wilmot, E. G., et al. "Sedentary time in adults and the association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review and meta-nalysis." Diabetologia (2012): 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00125-012-2677-z Yates, Thomas, et al. "Stand up for your health: Is it time to rethink the physical activity paradigm?." Diabetes research and clinical practice 93.2 (2011): 292-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2011.03.023 Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/ University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://umriskcenter.org Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word!
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