Very interesting work from Dr Bauman on sleep and sitting time at ICPAPH. Travis Saunders has produced a great blog including an interview with Dr Bauman, great for those of us that couldn’t make it to the conference ūüôā

The work is based on a large scale x-sectional study (NHANES). ¬†Therefore, the study is on relationship rather than causation. ¬†I¬†don’t¬†have the full text, but assume we probably have less sleep than we should at a population level . As far as I know,¬†sleep-wise¬†< 6 hrs detrimental to health, as is > 8/9 hrs, so tweeks to this will maybe have a better outcomes in terms of relationship to health conditions. ¬†Especially, if its coming from our masses of sedentary time. ¬†Dr Bauman also shows¬†positive¬†relationship with light PA. ¬†Can’t wait to read the full paper!¬†

Here is the blog by Travis Saunders:

http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2012/11/02/swap-sitting-for-sleep-to-improve-your-health-icpaph12-beactive2012/

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