In fact, according to researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), men who watch TV for those long periods of time, for example, have a 35 per cent higher risk of getting the cancer than those who sit for less than an hour.
When researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom analyzed the data they made the link between sedentary behaviour and bowel cancer. After six years, researchers followed up with 2,391 people from the UK Biobank study who developed bowel cancer.
According to the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, approximately 74 percent of individuals aged 50 to 75 in Rhode Island reported being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer in accordance with the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force's guidelines. "Being sedentary is also associated with weight gain and greater body fat".
A wealth of research has pin pointed sedentary behavior as a major cause of health problems, and watching TV is one such behavior. "The study didn't look at this directly, but it could be because men might smoke, drink and eat more unhealthily than women while watching TV".
A team of researchers from the VA Medical Centers in Indianapolis and White River Junction (affiliated with Indiana University School of Medicine and Geisel School of Medicine in Dartmouth) reviewed VA-Medicare administrative data, and identified 4,964 case patients who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer between 2002 and 2008 and died of the disease by the end of 2010.
In men specifically, about 14,900 were estimated to be diagnosed, and 5,100 had died from colorectal cancer.