Fit men may be less likely to develop some cancers, study suggests

March 26, 2015 8:21 PM

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Fit men may be less likely to develop some cancers, study suggests

Men with high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness appear to have a lower incidence of lung or colon cancer, a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of Vermont examined cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in 13,949 middle-aged men between 1971 and 2009. CRF of each participant was assessed using an incremental treadmill test starting at a speed of 3.3 mph for 25 minutes, before increasing 0.3 mph per minute until voli...

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