Background: Previous studies have reported conflicting results as to whether an association exists between sedentary time and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among African Americans. These studies, however, were limited by lack of consideration of sedentary behavior in leisure versus non-leisure settings.

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    Diaz, K. M., Booth, J. N., Seals, S. R., Hooker, S. P., Sims, M., Dubbert, P. M., . . . Shimbo, D. (2016). Sedentary behavior and subclinical atherosclerosis in African Americans: cross-sectional analysis of the Jackson heart study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1). doi:10.1186/s12966-016-0349-y

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