USA Today (7/18, Hellmich) reports, "Physical inactivity kills. It is causing about one in 10 premature deaths around the world annually, says an analysis " published online July 18 in The Lancet.
On its website, ABC News (7/18, Conley) reports that "the researchers say the problem of inactivity is so bad that it should be considered a pandemic."
MedPage Today (7/18) reports, "On a global scale, physical inactivity was associated with 6% of the incidence of coronary heart disease (range 3.2% to 7.8%), 7% of type 2 diabetes incidence (range 3.9% to 9.6%), 10% of breast cancer incidence (range 5.6% to 14.1%), and 10% of colon cancer incidence (range 5.7% to 13.8%)."
WebMD (7/18, Goodman) reports, "Experts who study the health effects of physical inactivity praised the study for its broad scope and careful methods."
BBC News (7/18, Triggle) reports that the "study found people in higher income countries were the least active with those in the UK among the worst as nearly two thirds of adults were judged not to be doing enough." Also covering the story are AFP (7/18), the Huffington Post (7/18), and HeartWire (7/18, O'Riordan).