Getting fitter through activities like jogging, cycling, or swimming could slash the risk of prostate cancer by up to 35%, according to a Swedish study.
A mere 3% annual increase in cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with a significantly lower likelihood of developing the disease.
Dr. Kate Bolam, co-author of the study, emphasized that even enjoyable activities like brisk walking or line dancing, as long as they raise the heart rate, can contribute to improved cardiovascular health.
The seven-year study analyzed data from 57,652 men, with those whose fitness improved by 3% annually showing a 35% lower risk of prostate cancer compared to those with declining fitness.
The findings, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, contribute to existing research highlighting the potential links between exercise and a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
Source:Oman News Agency