Mens fitness level linked to reduced risk of some cancers

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has revealed that the midlife fitness level in men is directly associated with the reduced risk of contracting some forms of cancer, when diagnosed later in life.

The study looked at CRF or Cardiorespiratory Fitness as an indicator of primary cancer. The authors of the study found that a higher CRF was associated with a 55% lower risk of lung cancer and a 44% lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to men with a lower CRF. The same study did not show a decrease for prostate cancer.

The JAMA Network Journals. “Fitness level associated with lower risk of some cancers, death in men.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 March 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150326122052.htm>.


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