17:32 20.06.2020(updated 18:44 20.06.2020) Short URL
Sedentary behavior greatly increases the risk of dying from cancer, according to a study conducted by us researchers and involving more than 8,000 volunteers.
At the end of the research, which lasted five years, researchers from the university of Texas have concluded that the sedentary way of life increased by 82% the risk of dying of cancer, reads MedicalXpress.
The authors of the study observed the physical activity levels of more than 8,000 individuals over the age of 45 years, who had no oncological disease at the beginning of the experience. From 2009 to 2013, 268 of them died from cancer.
A risk that can be reduced
Among the volunteers whose level of physical activity was the lowest, the risk of death from cancer proved to be 82% higher compared to the participants in the lifestyle the more active.
According to the lead author of the study, Susan Gilchrist, the risk of an outcome in a lethal increases in a way proportional to the duration of the sedentary behavior of the patient.
At the same time, researchers point out that 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, like cycling, will reduce by 31% the risk of dying of cancer.