20 Apr '17, 12pm

British study finds commuting by bike can cut heart disease and cancer

British study finds commuting by bike can cut heart disease and cancer

A big British study, recently published, tracked a over a quarter of a million British commuters over five years and found significant reductions in deaths from Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and found that deaths from cancer were halved. The summary, published in the BMJ: Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD independent of major measured confounding factors. Initiatives to encourage and support active commuting could reduce risk of death and the burden of important chronic conditions. In other words, governments and citizens should be doing everything that they can to get more people out of cars and on to bikes. The lead researcher, Dr. Jason Gill from the University of Glasgow, told the BBC: This is really clear evidence that people who commute in an active way, p...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/british-study-finds-commu...

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