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Womb cancer link to diet and fitness

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:20 pm
by pennycsf
Well what a surprise! The BBC has published today (12th September 2013) the results of research carried out at Imperial College London since 2007 which shows that keeping to a healthy weight and taking regular exercise can reduce the risk of womb cancer. That doesn't come as a huge surprise to me, being fit and healthy generally improves ones chances of remaining disease free - be it cancer, heart disease or many others.

What is interesting is the figures quoted and the frightening statistic that only 39% of women have a healthy body weight! :o

The study found evidence that about 3,700 cases could be prevented every year if women were active for 38 minutes a day and maintained a healthy body weight.

In the UK only 56% of women follow recommendations to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, while only 39% have a healthy weight.


Come on ladies, cut back on the cream cakes and get jogging!!!

Re: Womb cancer link to diet and fitness

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:58 am
by goldenoldie
yeah well NO surprize to me!...A walk down any High Street back in the UK (and unfortunately beginning here too) will show what shape women's bodies are in! :roll: