Get Up, Stand Up: New Study Links Prolonged Sitting With Cancer


yeshivaDon’t just sit there. Get up and do something! Canadian researchers say that prolonged sitting may be responsible for a 173,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year, including breast, colon, lung, prostate and ovarian cancers.

1010 WINS’ Medical Corespondent Dr. Brian McDonough said more people need to be cutting calories and keep the blood flowing.

“We gotta really be getting up and moving around,” McDonough said.

Bike messenger “Angelo” told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer that he sees a lot of people sitting around.

“Smoking and eating greasy food,” he said.

Other New Yorkers also weighed in on the study on Thursday.

“I don’t think it’s the sitting necessarily, just people are inactive too much. They need to get off their butts and do something,” one man said.

“Actually when I sit down too long, my knees hurt. I don’t think it has anything to do with cancer,” one woman said.

{1010 WINS/ Newscenter}


  1. The key phrase to this story lies in its third sentence: “may be responsible”.

    I am not qualified to either condemn or to condone Dr. Brian McDonough’s theory. However, I do think he would have to provide a lot of peer-reviewed data before his ideas will be accepted.

  2. The seforim hakedoshim write that one of the reasons learners and mispalalim are encouraged to shake, (shukel),is to give the body an opportunity to move, thereby increasing some form of daily activities for health.

  3. this in crazy basically they can say what ever they want and every one is just jumping along with them…. GET IT IN YOUR HEAD DOC!!! YOU DONT KNOW WHERE CANCER COMES FROM!!! STOP MAKING EVERY BODY CRAZY!!! at least until you know for a fact what causes cancer. this is insane.

  4. well, since ppl DO things as they sit, it is highly possible that the things they are doing are what causes the cancer as opposed to just SITTING.(for example, cellphones, TV, etc. and junk-food, all things that are often done sitting, are things which have been suspected of causing cancer, and can very well be the case here.)this study is equivalent to stating that driving a car causes unnatural death, for we find more ppl dying in that case of unnatural causes than when sitting in their home. which although is true (that more ppl die),is ridiculous, for everyone understands that its not driving the car that kills but rather the circumstance of that specific drive.this is a constant dishonesty that is prevalent in researchers, for the sake of getting their name out. (& idiots keep falling for it)


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