BOh news! According to a study conducted at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Sweden, Men can reduce their risk of prostate cancer – by up to 35% – by getting regular exercise such as jogging, cycling or swimming.
Furthermore, the researchers, cited in The Guardian, concluded that “an increase in cardiorespiratory fitness by just 3% over the course of a year is associated with a reduced likelihood of developing the disease.”
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This research – available in the British Journal of Sports Medicine – takes into account data on physical activity levels, height and body mass index (BMI) of 57,652 men. Information related to lifestyle and health perception was also taken into account, in addition to the results of cardiorespiratory fitness tests.
For the study, “annual measurements of cardiorespiratory fitness were expressed as the amount of oxygen the body used during as intense exercise as possible and divided into groups, depending on whether they increased by more than 3%, decreased by more than 3% or remained stable all together.” the years “.
Over the course of seven years, the researchers found that 592 men analyzed were diagnosed with prostate cancer. They also found that individuals whose physical condition improved by 3% per year were 35% less likely to develop cancer, compared to those whose physical condition declined.
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