Source: The Cooper Institute
Our health behaviors play a significant role in determining our risk of developing different types of cancer. It has long been known that there are many risk factors for cancer that can be modified by changes in health behaviors. These include tobacco use, poor diet, moderate–to-high alcohol intake, as well as exposure to carcinogens in the environment and/or at work. More recently, obesity and sedentary lifestyle have been shown to be significantly associated with cancer death in women. Thus, we thought it would be of great interest to examine various combinations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) level and obesity measures on risk of cancer death.