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Why sitting down all day is bad for your brain

Prolonged sitting can have serious effects on the brain's fuel supply and cognitive function Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Michael Wheeler

Daniel Green

Winthrop Professor, University of Western Australia

David Dunstan

Professor and Laboratory Head of Physical Activity, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Paul Gardiner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Healthy Ageing, The University of Queensland

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 Hypothetical data illustrating the effects of sitting versus intermittent walking on glucose control in response to a meal
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