Moderate physical exercises reduce cancer risk

Moderate physical exercises can help reduce the risk of cancers such as breast cancer and colon cancer, the World Health Organization said on the World Cancer Day Friday.

In a report, WHO recommended moderate intensity aerobic physical activities of at least 150 minutes a week, for all people aged 18 and over, which has proven effective in bring down risks to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

For the 5 to 17-age group, the WHO said at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activities can serve to prevent such diseases from building-up.

“Physical activity has a strong role to play in reducing the incidence of certain cancers,” said Ala Alwan, WHO assistant director-general for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. Read more…


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