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Higher fitness in midlife may lower risk of cancer in men
Higher fitness in midlife may lower risk of cancer in men (March 31, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Vermont - For men, higher fitness in midlife, may reduce the odds of cancer later in life, according to a report in JAMA Oncology. Cardiorespiratory fitness for nearly 14,000 men were assessed between 1971 and 2009 with a treadmill test. As they entered into the medicare system, their incidence of prostate, colorectal, and lung cancer was tracked. The researchers found that a high fitness level in midlife was associated with a 55% lower risk of lung cancer, and a 44% lower risk of colorectal cancer, with no change in the risk of prostate cancer diagnoses. A higher fitness level was also associated with a 32% lower risk of death from these cancers, and a 68% reduced risk of cardiovascular death.
 
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