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Is the time right for quantitative public health guidelines on sitting? A narrative review of sedentary behaviour research paradigms and findings
  1. Emmanuel Stamatakis1,2,
  2. Ulf Ekelund3,4,
  3. Ding Ding1,2,
  4. Mark Hamer5,6,
  5. Adrian E Bauman1,2,
  6. I-Min Lee7,8
  1. 1 Charles Perkins Centre, Epidemiology Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
  4. 4 Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  5. 5 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
  6. 6 National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  7. 7 Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  8. 8 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, Charles Perkins Centre, Epidemiology Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; emmanuel.stamatakis{at}sydney.edu.au

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially to the preparation of this manuscript. ES conceived the original idea, carried out the initial literature searches and drafted the first version of the manuscript. UE, DD, MH, AEB and I-ML contributed to the idea, redrafted parts of the manuscript and contributed to further literature searches. All authors revised the manuscript critically several times and contributed intellectually its contents. ES takes responsibility for the integrity and accuracy of the information contained in the article.

  • Funding This work was not financially supported directly by any individual, agency or institution. ES is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) through a Senior Research Fellowship and partly supported by a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship. DD is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation (Australia); and partly supported by a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No original data are presented in this paper

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially to the preparation of this manuscript. ES conceived the original idea, carried out the initial literature searches and drafted the first version of the manuscript. UE, DD, MH, AEB and I-ML contributed to the idea, redrafted parts of the manuscript and contributed to further literature searches. All authors revised the manuscript critically several times and contributed intellectually its contents. ES takes responsibility for the integrity and accuracy of the information contained in the article.

  • Funding This work was not financially supported directly by any individual, agency or institution. ES is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) through a Senior Research Fellowship and partly supported by a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship. DD is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation (Australia); and partly supported by a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No original data are presented in this paper

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