Recommended levels of physical activity reduce individuals’ risks of seven different cancers

Written by Ilana Landau, Editor

The results of a new pooled analysis, involving data on over 750,000 individuals, suggest that recommended amounts of physical activity are linked with lower risks of seven different types of cancers. The association between physical activity and reduced cancer risk is well established, however, the nature, or ‘shape’, of the relationship between the recommended amounts of physical activity and individuals’ risks of specific cancers have been less well investigated. In a new pooled analysis, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (MD, USA), American Cancer Society (GA, USA), and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (MA, USA) have reviewed data...

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