Men who exercise often are less likely to die from cancer, according to a study looking at the effect of physical activity and cancer risk in more than 40,000 men.
Men who walked or cycled for at least 30 minutes a day had an 33 percent higher cancer survival rate. Walking and cycling for between 60 and 90 minutes and a day led to a l6 percent lower incidence of cancer.
The researchers asked men from in central Sweden about their lifestyle and the amount of physical activity they did. They then scored these responses and compared the results with data officially recorded in a central cancer registry over a seven year period.
* Science Daily May 29, 2008