Is there any evidence of sitting causing bad health, or are the statements in the news based on epidemiological studies on correlations only, i.e. people who sit a lot have worse health?

If the answer is "no, all studies are epidemiological", how sure can one be that sitting less actually improves health?

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    Marten, can you edit your question? This site is about proving or debunking notable claims. Add references to claims in your text, and remove everything trying to explain 'good/bad research'.
    – user22865
    Aug 11, 2016 at 8:43
  • "Risk" is inherently a matter of probabilities. You never know for a fact that a risk factor will cause something. Nevertheless, knowing what we know, it would be majorly stupid to start smoking if you currently don't. Aug 11, 2016 at 10:04
  • @JanDoggen all posts are community owned, you don't need to ask to permission to edit them.
    – Sklivvz
    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:07
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    @Sklivvz Marten is a new user, I decided to guide him this way rather than do the work myself. Editing out 80% of his text can be consider rude and I don't have the links to claims.
    – user22865
    Aug 11, 2016 at 10:12
  • Alright, I'll restate my question and remove all of the fluff which includes the statements made without references.
    – Mårten
    Aug 11, 2016 at 11:30


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