Standing desks are indeed calorie burners, but by how much?

A new study has found that standing at your desk can help you slim down by up to seven pounds a year.

Standing at your desk also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, the senior author of the new analysis, also found that you can burn an extra 50 calories a day just by standing on your feet for a few more hours.

The study also found that the effects were more noticed in men, most likely reflecting higher muscle mass.

The effective weight loss only worked as long as calorie intake didn't increase. 

The research was published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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