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'COUCH POTATOES' MAY FACE HIGHER RISK OF KIDNEY, BLADDER CANCERS

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Add greater risk of kidney and bladder cancer[1] 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[2] and a 77 percent increased risk of kidney cancer[3].

The findings add to growing evidence that inactivity may be a significant risk factor for cancer[4], 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[5] risk, but you have to do something -- even small adjustments like taking the stairs instead ...

News source: MedicineNet

See also: The Robotic Urologist