Sedentary behaviour* such as spending a lot of time sitting or lying down may be associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer.
The association between sedentary behaviour and risk of endometrial cancer may be due to the low level of energy used by women who spend a lot of time sitting or lying down. It may also be caused by other associated factors that are known to affect the risk of endometrial cancer, such as having a higher body mass index (BMI).
Further information can be found at:
- Cancer Australia Position Statement – Lifestyle risk factors and the primary prevention of cancer
- Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines – Australian Government Department of Health
*Sedentary behaviour means spending a lot of time sitting or lying down and not using much energy.