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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 - 14:43
Inactivity 'killing as many as smoking'
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A study suggests that a lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world.

The report, published to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3 million deaths a year.

That equates to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer.

Researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic.

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