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Is sitting the new smoking? Natalie Morales chats with viewers and experts about the growing health risk

 

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NBC News'  Natalie Morales held a  Google+ Hangout with the Mayo Clinic's Dr. James Levine, a leading obesity expert. Levine and Morales discussed the topic of sitting too much and how harmful it can be to your health.

Dr. Levine and Morales also chatted with Howard Snitzer and Audrey Caseltine.  Snitzer suffered a heart attack two years ago and was resuscitated after 96 minutes of CPR. Since nearly dying, he's vowed to make his health a priority.

Tune into Rock Center's full report, "Bottoms Up," Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Caseltine is a Mayo patient recently diagnosed with sugar addiction who has fought weight problems all her life.

Rock Center Producer Mary Murphy also joined the conversation previewing her and Morales' report on the dangers of sitting in the fight against obesity. Click here to see a preview of the report airing Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.