Thursday, May 29, 2008

Walk away from cancer!

According to a study report published in the British Journal of Cancer, men who exercise for 30 minutes every day cut their risks of dying from cancer by more than 33 per cent.
The study, conducted by the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet looked at the effect of physical activity and cancer risk in 40,708 men aged between 45 and 79 before reaching at the conclusion. They surveyed two representative counties in Sweden and studied men having almost similar lifestyles.
An interesting result of the study is the nature of exercising that led to a reduced cancer related death risk – nothing very heavy or sophisticated, but simple walking and cycling.
As Professor Alicja Wolk, the lead researcher says in a media release, “These results show for the first time, the effect that daily exercise has in reducing cancer death risk in men aged between 45 and 79. We looked at more moderate exercise such as housework, undertaken over a longer period of time and found that this also reduced men’s chances of dying from the disease.”

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