Cycling will cut the risk, according to new research Fancy cutting the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half
Dr Carlos Celis-Morales, from the University of Glasgow, said: ‘Walking to work was associated with lower risk of heart disease, but unlike cycling was not associated with a significantly lower risk of cancer or overall death.
Oh, and they’re 46% less susceptible to heart disease, too.
Overall, 3,748 people developed cancer over the five years, and 1,110 had an event related to cardiovascular disease, such as a heart attack or stroke.
Some 2,430 people died during the study period, with 496 deaths related to cardiovascular disease, which covers all diseases of the heart and circulation, and 1,126 deaths from cancer.
as informed in “Walking to work was associated with lower risk of heart disease, but unlike cycling was not associated with a significantly lower risk of cancer or overall death,” the university’s Carlos Celis-Morales said.
The study, published on Thursday in the BMJ, found that compared to “a non-active commute”, riding a bike to work was associated with a 45 percent lower risk of cancer and a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease.
In the University of Glasgow study, walking to work was also seen as beneficial, although lagged behind cycling in some aspects.
Research from the University of Glasgow has highlighted the benefits of cycling and walking to work.
“Those who cycled the full length of their commute had an over 40 percent lower risk of heart disease, cancer and overall mortality over the 5 years of follow-up,” he added.
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And heart disease?
But, during the course of the study, regular cycling cut the risk of death from any cause by 41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%.
Walking cut the odds of developing heart disease but the benefit was mostly for people walking more than six miles per week.
It means the reason cycling cuts cancer risk cannot be down to weight loss in the study.
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