Sedentary Lifestyle Associated with Higher Risk of Death from Cancer

A new study, performed by researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, US, suggests that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with a higher risk to die from cancer. However, adding some light physical activity may reduce this risk.Sedentary Lifestyle Associated with Higher Risk of Death from Cancer

For the study, a team of scientists drew on the data of 8,002 adults aged 45 and older who joined the REGARDS study between 2003 and 2007. They found that people with the greatest sedentary time had a 52% higher risk of dying from cancer than those with the least sedentary time.

The researchers write in their paper: “These findings add to growing evidence in cancer research on the importance of reducing sedentary behavior and support the public health message that adults should sit less and move more to promote health and longevity.”

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