Source: Web exclusive, September 2011
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Studies are showing that, even with regular exercise, sitting for prolonged periods of time can quickly lead to cardiovascular disease and a shortened life span. Sitting for hours at a time may reduce the body’s insulin sensitivity and increase fat in the blood. | Toronto Star
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a need for more frequent dialysis treatments. | The Globe and Mail
Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes recently revealed that earlier this year she was treated for breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. | People
After meeting for a General Assembly meeting on chronic diseases, world leaders have pledged to take action against non-comminucable diseases and the lifestyle factors that contribute to them. | Huffington Post
Whether or not obese women should be denied fertility treatments has been up for debate at a national fertility conference in Toronto this past week. | Toronto Star
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