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A sedentary lifestyle increases risk of endometrial and breast cancers

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 11:45 am by Williams Hart   |  Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:08 pm    

A study involving more than 29,000 Swedish women suggested that too much sitting may increase the risk of endometrial and breast cancer, a report by The Huffington Post revealed on April 27.

The study categorized the participants into three groups: those who had a sedentary job and were not active outside of work, those with a sedentary job but were active in sports, and those who both had an active job and an active sports life.

During a follow-up period lasting 25 years, the study found that women in the first group were 2.4 times more likely to develop breast cancer and uterine cancer before menopause than those from the other groups.

Endometrial cancer does not affect only those with an inactive lifestyle. It may also affect those who have undergone laparoscopic uterine surgery involving a power morcellator – a device associated with the spread of undetected cancer in the uterus. To learn more about taking legal action against the maker of this medical device, contact our legal team at Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071 today.

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