Study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that regular physical activity reduces the risk of 13 types of cancer

According to the findings of an American study that was published in the Internal Medicine journal of the American Medical Association, regular physical activity that ranges from moderate to vigorous intensity reduces the chance of developing 13 different forms of cancer.

According to the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the United States National Cancer Institute, an estimated fifty-one percent of people living in the United States and thirty-one percent of people living in other countries do not get the amount of physical activity that is required to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s about walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at a moderate or stronger speed, for a total of 150 minutes every week,” says the author.

Previous research has shown that engaging in physical activity can lower one’s chance of developing cancers of the colon, breast, and endometrium; however, the results of other types of cancer trials were not to be interpreted with sufficient precision due to the low number of participants. This survey was carried out in the United States and Europe on a total of 1.44 million participants ranging in age from 19 to 98 years old.

During the course of the study, participants were monitored for an average of 11 years, during which time 187,000 additional instances of cancer were documented.

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