THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Add greater risk of kidney and bladder cancer to the long list of why a lifetime of sitting on the sofa isn't good for your health, a new study suggests.
Specifically, lifetime recreational inactivity was associated with a 73 percent increased risk of bladder cancer and a 77 percent increased risk of kidney cancer.
The findings add to growing evidence that inactivity may be a significant risk factor for cancer, the researchers said.
"We hope that findings like ours will motivate inactive people to engage in some form of physical activity," said study senior author Kirsten Moysich. She is a professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
"You don't have to run marathons to reduce your cancer risk, but you have to do something -- even small adjustments like taking the stairs instead ...