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Physical Fitness Reduces Men’s Cancer Risk

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Men, take note: Being physically fit can reduce your risk for certain cancers. Researchers examined nearly 14,000 middle-aged men and divided them into three fitness groups based on treadmill test results. Compared with the least fit men, those with the highest fitness level had a 45 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer and a 33 percent reduced risk for colon and rectum cancer after an average of 6½ years. What’s more, even among the men who did develop cancer, fitter men were less likely to die from either the cancer or from heart disease. 
Source: JAMA Oncology, published online March 26, 2015


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