(PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. warns that sitting may be linked to fat build up around the heart. This is according to a study that was conducted at the University of California and presented in November in Los Angeles at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The results of the study suggest that sitting can lead to a build up of highly unhealthy fat around the heart.
The study had 504 subjects who were given CT scans so researchers could analyze the distribution of fat in their bodies and correlate that to their time spent sitting.
The researchers found that pericardial fat (fat around the heart) deposits were larger for those that reported sitting for long periods of time. Researchers explained that this particular kind of fat is particularly bad for your heart because it interferes with heart function and clogs up your arteries.
Additionally, they found that regular exercise did not reduce the pericardial fat deposits although it helped with other fats.
According to study lead author Britta Larsen: sitting "was significantly related to pericardial fat around your heart. Even if you run every day but then you sit for eight hours a day, the sitting is still doing something bad for your health."
If interested in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, consider keeping sitting time to a minimum or at least getting up for frequent “standing breaks.”
This release has been sponsored by the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc., a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that fights to protect the constitutional right that people have to employ natural health practices which include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.