Better Fitness Lowers Your Cancer Risk

March 30, 2015
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A new study has found that men who had higher cardiorespiratory fitness (endurance) had significantly lower rates of certain types of cancer compared to less fit men. The differences were pretty huge for both Lung Cancer and ColoRectal Cancer, and seriously, none of us want that.

The benefits get larger the fitter you become. Compared to the least fit, the fittest people had a 55% less risk of developing Lung Cancer, and a 44% less risk of ColoRectal Cancer.

Each level of fitness provides a little more benefit – even moving up one level resulted in a 17% reduction for Lung and 9% reduction for ColoRectal Cancers.

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