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A middle-aged habit that increases mortality rate of cancer


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Jun, 2020. 09:59 pm
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A middle-aged habit that increases mortality rate of cancer

Cancer is a disease that is spreading rapidly in the world and causes many deaths every year but the important thing is that it is very easy to avoid this deadly disease and just need to keep yourself physically active in middle age.

Living a sedentary lifestyle or sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of dying from cancer.

This was revealed in a medical study conducted in the United States.

The University of Texas study examined the link between a sedentary lifestyle and cancer deaths for the first time and found that such a lifestyle greatly increased the risk of dying from cancer.

Research has found that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of dying from the deadly disease by 82% compared to physically active people.

The physical activity was examined with an accelerometer instead of the report of the volunteers involved in the research.

The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Oncology, said it was the first study to show a strong link between sitting and dying.

The results showed that the more time a person spends sitting before being diagnosed with cancer, the more likely they are to predict the risk of dying from cancer.

Researchers also found that 30 minutes of slow lifestyle changes to moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of cancer death by 31%, while even light activities such as walking can reduce the risk up to 8%.

He said that standing for 5 minutes every hour or using the stairs instead of the elevator, even these simple physical activities can help protect against cancer.

The study included 30,000 people over the age of 45 from 2003 to 2007 to examine people’s slow lifestyles.

All of them were given an accelerometer to wear for 7 days and data was collected between 2009 and 2013.

Their health was then assessed for five years, during which 268 people died of cancer, and researchers found that sitting for long periods of time increased mortality risks. Moderate or light physical activity can also help reduce this risk.

Researchers acknowledge that research is limited, but the results show that sitting less, being more physically active is very important for good health.

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