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Cardio Fitness May be the Key in Helping Men Fight Cancer

According to CBS News, a study published in JAMA Oncology has found that men who participate in high levels of cardiovascular exercise cut their risk of cancer death, if they were diagnosed at age 65 or older, by over one-third. Researchers gathered data from a group of men running on treadmills. Those who were capable of running an 11.5 minute mile and developed cancer were 10 percent less likely to die from the cancer compared to those men who were just half a minute slower. Additionally, study subjects who had high levels of cardiovascular respiratory fitness at age 50 were more than 50 percent less likely to develop lung cancer, and 40 percent less likely to develop colon cancer compared to those who had lower fitness levels.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in JAMA Oncology.