Report: lack of exercise could be more deadly than obesity

Researchers have found that high levels of inactivity could be the culprit behind hundreds of thousands of deaths across Europe every year. The figures are double those caused by obesity, they say.

Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Thursday reported that just a 20-minute brisk walk each day could suffice in reducing the risk of early death. The report was based on work conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

The study of 334,161 European men and women entailed researchers measuring their height, weight and waist circumference, and self-assessed levels of physical activity between 1992 and 2,000. Participants in the study were analyzed over a period of 12 years, during which time 21,438 of them died.
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