Brisk walks can help prevent cancer

45 minutes of moderate exercise a day could prevent thousands of cases, experts say

Experts in the UK are reporting that about 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented every year if people did more brisk walking, the BBC reports. In fact, any moderate exercise should achieve the same results: 45 minutes a day cold prevent about 5,500 cases of breast cancer, they say, stressing that the total time spend active is crucial. Cycling or swimming at a leisurely pace, dancing, gardening, and housework could all be included in this category, the World Cancer Research Fund says in its report.


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