Physical fitness may help cut cancer risk: StudyPhysical fitness may help cut cancer risk: Study
Staying physically fit may help reduce the risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer, according to a study.
The researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the US studied 49,143 adults who underwent exercise stress testing from 1991-2009 and were followed for about 7.7 years.
The research, published in the journal Cancer, showed that adults who were the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer.
Among those who developed lung or colorectal cancer, people who had high fitness levels before their cancer diagnosis were less likely to die compared with those who had low fitness levels.