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Inactivity directly linked to higher disease risk, MU researchers say

March 6, 2012
by Xiaonan Wang
Missourian

 

Regardless of their weight or diet, couch potatoes have a higher risk of chronic disease, a recent MU study found.

The study tested blood sugar change on 12 physically active and healthy volunteers with an average age of 30, said John Thyfault, an associate professor in MU's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology who conducted the research with his graduate students.

 

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