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Women who were active as teenagers cut their risk of dying from cancer by 13 percent, a study claims.
The amount women exercised and played sports when they were young was compared to their health when they were 40 to 70 years old.
Researchers - Risk - Disease - Cancer - Percent
Researchers found that those who consistently exercised reduced their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and cancer by 20 percent.
They recommend for further research to develop on the mechanisms of these diseases and how exercise can make an impact in preventing them in order to decrease people's risk of developing one.
Researchers - Vanderbilt - University - Nashville - Tennessee
Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, analyzed the health of 74,941 women aged 40 to 70 in China.
The women were interviewed about their activeness during high school and in their middle age.
Results - Health - Factors
These results were compared to their current health and other socioeconomic factors.
The findings, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that those who participated in regular exercise were less likely to develop cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
Exercise - Week - Continuation - Months
Regular exercise was defined as happening at least once a week for a continuation of three months.
Researchers also charted how many hours a week each...
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