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STUDY: Spend less time sitting, more time moving

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 18:32:02-05

(CBS News) — Getting up and moving around may be even more important than exercising when it comes to lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Researchers in Great Britain found that sedentary time, time spent sitting or lying down, was associated with several diabetes risk factors.

They said patients should reduce sitting time for a total of 90 minutes a day, rather than simply exercising  regularly.