Television Viewing and Time Spent Sedentary in Relation to Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis

14 May 2015Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann

This study confirms previous studies reporting an inverse association between physical activity and colon cancer in both men and women, and provides quantitative estimates of the inverse association.

Meta Analysis
5 effects
68936 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Prolonged Sitting Selfcare risk & protective factor

Uterine Cancer Reproductive outcome
Increased risk of Uterine Cancer
Reproductive system

High evidence
32.0%

Prolonged Sitting Selfcare risk & protective factor

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome
Minor increase risk of Colorectal Cancer
Digestive system

High evidence
24.0%

Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Minor increase risk of Lung cancer
Respiratory system

High evidence
21.0%

Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Colorectal Cancer Digestive outcome
Increased risk of Colorectal Cancer
Digestive system

High evidence
54.0%

Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Uterine Cancer Reproductive outcome
Increased risk of Uterine Cancer
Reproductive system

High evidence
66.0%