Monday, April 18, 2011

Occupational, household and recreational activity don't all help reduce risk of endometrial cancer

Again and again we come across studies that find physical activity decreases risk for various types of cancers, but it is less common to come across a study that compares occupational, household and recreational physical activities.

A team of researchers from the University of Calgary, Canada recently published an article in Cancer Causes and Control finding that in women, only recreational activity, specifically low-intensity activity reduced the risk of endometrial cancer. Furthermore, sedentary occupation increased risk with every 5 hours/week of sedentary activity.

The bottom line is to go out and have fun! Make time for yourself, get your blood flowing and decrease your risk of endometrial cancer and possibly other cancers as well.

Read an abstract of the article here.

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