Research Suggests Jogging May Trump Fishing in Preventing Cancer

by: cancercompass

Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests more physical forms of exercise may reduce cancer risk, reports NY Times Columnist Gretchen Reynolds.

Doctors studied the health of a group of 2,560 middle-aged men over a period of 17 years. All the participants were cancer-free and living in eastern Finland.

At the study's end, 181 men died of cancer and researchers discovered the more physically-active men were least likely to develop cancer, particularly of the gastrointestinal tract and the lung. Strenuous activities like jogging proved more protective than less exhausting activities like fishing, according to researchers.

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