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Office-dwellers stand up to 'sitting disease'

Dr. James Levine has reviewed the statistics: One in three Minnesota adults is either diabetic or pre-diabetic, and one in four is obese.

And he thinks he's found the underlying ailment: "the sitting disease.''

"Sitting is sort of the new smoking,'' the Mayo Clinic endocrinologist said Wednesday on the eve of an experiment designed to tackle so-called "lifestyle'' diseases.