A new study showed that if people give moderate physical activity at least two and a half hours a week or 20 minutes a day, then they reduce the risk of developing 7 types of cancer. To do this, just walk or sit in the saddle of a bicycle, writes The Daily Mail.
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What types of cancer does physical activity protect against?
Observations of 755,549 people over 10 years have confirmed that moderate-intensity physical activity is of great benefit for the prevention of malignant neoplasms.
In particular, the study showed that these loads are enough to reduce the risk of liver cancer by 18% in both sexes. The risk of breasts in women fell by 6% at 2.5 hours per week, and by 10% at 5 hours of moderate exercise per week.
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The likelihood of kidney tumors decreased in men and women by 11% at 2.5 hours and by 18% at 5 hours of training. The results of the observation suggest that a partial decrease in the risk of cancer is due to loss of excess weight. But active people, even without losing weight, still receive additional protection against tumors.
Men reduced the risk of bowel cancer by 14%, women were 18% less likely to get uterine cancer. Both sexes reduced the risk of lymphosarcoma by 18%, and blood cancer – by 19%.
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