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Objective measurement of sedentary behaviour and relationship with coronary risk

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 15 December
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories
Open To: Staff and students
Cost: Free
Summary: A seminar by Dr William W. Tigbe on 'Objective measurement of sedentary behavious and relationship with coronary risk'.

Dr William W. Tigbe, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, Warwick Medical School, will present this seminar on 'Objective measurement of sedentary behavious and relationship with coronary risk'.


Technological advancements have reduced the cost of obtaining food, with the population spending more hours sitting, at work, in transport and during leisure-time. Objectively measured time spent in sedentary posture, standing and walking is related to a comprehensive list of cardiovascular and diabetes-related risk factors. Metabolic risks from sedentary behaviour may be mediated particularly by elevated waist and triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol, and persist after adjustment for sex, age, socioeconomic status and family history of CHD. Sedentary times are modifiable, quantitatively important predictors of CHD risk, with potential for new health promotion messages.

Further information

Transport will be provided from the Medical Teaching Centre at Gibbet Hill to the Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. For details please contact Sam Harborne at S dot J dot Harborne at warwick dot ac dot uk.

This WISDEM seminar is presented by Warwick Medical School's Division of Metabolic and Vascular Health and Division of Reproductive Health.