Getting the recommended amount of physical activity is linked to a reduced risk of seven types of cancer, researchers have found. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, analyzed data from more than 750,000 adults in the united states, europe, and australia and found that recommended amounts of physical activity correlated with lower risks of seven types of cancer.
Physical activity was associated with a lower risk of colon cancer in men (eight per cent for 7.5 MET hours/week; 14 per cent for 15 MET hours/week), female breast cancer (6 per cent-10 per cent), endometrial cancer (10 per cent -18 per cet),
As per the study “Kidney cancer (11 per cent-17 per cent), myeloma (14 per cent-19 per cent), liver cancer (18 per cent-27 per cent), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (11 per cent-18 per cent in women). The dose-response was linear in shape for half of the associations and nonlinear for the others”. “These findings provide direct quantitative support for the levels of activity recommended for cancer prevention and provide actionable evidence for ongoing and future cancer prevention efforts,” said the study researchers from the American cancer Society in the US.