Desk jobs may harm your heart waist – Study

If you work in a desk-bound job and spend too much time sitting down, you may have a bigger waistline and increased risk of heart disease, a new study has warned.

The study suggests that waist circumference increases by two centimetres and risk of cardiovascular diseases by 0.2 per cent, for every additional hour of sitting on top of five hours, researchers said. Also, bad cholesterol (LDL) increases and good cholesterol (HDL) decreases with each additional hour of sitting from five hours a day, they said.

The study led by William Tigbe from University of Warwick in the UK advises people to sit less and be more active.

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