Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More sit cause, the higher risk of death,,,,,,,,,,,

More sit cause, the higher risk of death,,,,,,,,,,,

According to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the time people spend sitting down is associated with an increased risk of mortality – regardless of their physical activity level.
The findings – that have just been published in an early online edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology – suggest public health messages should promote both physical activity and less time on the couch.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 50 per cent of men and women in the UAE are overweight or obese.

In a recent report by The Bulletin, the WHO’s International Journal of Public Health, this worrying figure has been attributed to “high incomes and a taste for fast food and sugary drinks”, as well as “low levels of exercise and overeating the wrong foods”.

While previous studies have supported a link between sitting time and obesity, diabetes, risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk and unhealthy dietary patterns in children and adults, very few studies have examined time spent sitting in relation to total mortality.

Which is why public health guidelines focus largely on increasing physical activity with little or no reference to how much time should be spent sitting down or lounging on the couch at home.

Alpa Patel, a researcher at the ACS, and his colleagues analysed survey responses from 123,216 individuals (53,440 men and 69,776 women) who had no history of cancer, heart attack, stroke or emphysema that were enrolled in the ACS's Cancer Prevention II study in 1992.

Participants were followed from 1993 to 2006.

The researchers examined the participants' amount of time spent sitting and physical activity in relation to mortality over the 13-year period.

They found that more leisure time spent sitting was associated with higher risk of mortality, particularly in women.

Women who reported more than six hours per day of sitting (outside of work) were 37 per cent more likely to die during the time period studied than those who sat fewer than three hours a day.

Men who sat more than six hours a day (also outside of work) were 18 per cent more likely to die than those who sat fewer than three hours per day.

The association remained virtually unchanged after adjusting for physical activity level.

Associations were stronger for cardiovascular disease mortality than for cancer mortality.

When combined with a lack of physical activity, the association was even stronger.

Women and men who both sat more and were less physically active were 94 per cent and 48 per cent more likely to die during the study period, respectively, compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.

Patel said: “Several factors could explain the positive association between time spent sitting and higher all-cause death rates

Dubai roads gets back Gas-guzzlers, luxury cars

Saad Atta haggles with a salesman at a luxury car showroom near Dubai's busy thoroughfare to trade in his five-month-old Toyota for a $100,000 Porsche Cayenne.

"Every couple of months you have to change your car," said Atta, a general manager at a furniture trading company in Dubai.

"I want to buy this one because it's a new design and, of course, I want to impress girls," he said, trying to get rid of his Toyota FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV).

The global financial crisis hit the car market in Dubai, whose expatriates were once famous for blowing their tax-free pay on luxury cars, designer clothes and large villas.

As Dubai begins to recover, gas-guzzling four-wheel drives once more choke its 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road. Ferraris and Maseratis again line the entrance to the Mall of Emirates.

"People are buying expensive cars again because they want new options and they want to stand out," said Abdallah Muftah, 26, who owns four luxury cars. "I might buy another one this year," he said, standing outside a showroom.

Home to just five million people, the United Arab Emirates is the world's fourth-largest market for Rolls-Royce. The firm said sales more than doubled in the first nine months.

UAE new car sales could climb to 210,000 units this year and 240,000 in 2011, according to IHS Global Insight, up from estimated 180,000 last year but still short of 324,000 in 2008.

While the growth is slower than it was in the oil boom years, when the UAE elite was flush with petrodollars and access to credit was easy, the upturn suggests confidence is returning to the second-biggest Arab economy.

"In 2010, the customers' confidence started coming back," said Michel Ayat, general manager at Dubai-based Arabian Automobiles, one of the UAE's biggest dealerships.

Passenger car sales are estimated to have risen 7 per cent in the first nine months from a year ago, Ayat said. From January to August, some 146,000 cars were sold, a 6.6 per cent increase.

That compares well to Europe, where car sales fell for a sixth straight month in September as demand suffered from the end of scrappage schemes and uneven recovery.

"People are starting to adjust their lifestyles again, and believe the situation has bottomed out," said Anthony Silver, who recently bought a used car in Dubai.


Plans to phase out fuel subsidies in the UAE, the world's No. 3 oil exporter, may trim demand for powerful cars, but a 26 per cent jump in petrol prices this year has yet to hit sales.

"Fuel price remains still way below EU and US levels," said Stephanie Vigier, senior market analyst at IHS Global Insight in Paris.

But it is not just the market for luxury cars that is recovering. Japanese cars account for over 70 per cent of the UAE car market and their sales are outpacing the overall growth rate, dealers said. At a Nissan showroom in Dubai, 10 to 15 clients pick up new cars every day, a sales manager said.

Back in 2008, when record oil prices helped fuel ambitious projects such as palm-shaped residential islands in Dubai, UAE car sales booked a 22 per cent rise after a 37 per cent jump in the previous year, driven by easily accessible loans.

Banks now ask that borrowers have a monthly salary of at least Dh5,000 ($1,362), up from Dh3,000 before the global crisis, Vigier said, a rule that is slowing car sales.

Some UAE banks have eased loan criteria since March, but often only when a large downpayment of the car value is made. Some banks have even doubled the maximum car finance credit limit, so borrowers can afford more expensive cars.

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