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Trajectories of sitting time in young and mid-age women and associations with depression, physical function and health care costs
Changes in the way we live our lives means that people are sitting for longer than previously, however little is known about how women’s sitting time changes (or remains stable) over time. Prolonged sitting is an emerging public health issue: strong evidence links this behaviour to poorer health, e.g. cardiovascular disease, and also to a higher risk of premature mortality. While studies have shown that time spent watching television (a common activity involving prolonged sitting) is linked to depression and poorer physical function, there is less evidence on the impacts of sitting time across the day on these health outcomes.

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Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Paul Gardiner
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Geeske Peeters
Dr Bronwyn Clark
Dr Ingrid Rowlands
Prof Wendy Brown
A/Prof Dori Rosenberg