After reading this I have to think that also people tend to be less active also eat poorly. Obesity is a huge problem in this country. Sitting and inactivity increases fat storage and less fat burning. More fat leads to more estrogen in the body which increases cancer. – RAIN
The analysis, being presented today at the annual conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) in Washington, D.C., cites about 49,000 cases of breast cancer and 43,000 of colon cancer.
“This gives us some idea of the cancers we could prevent by getting people to be more active,” says epidemiologist Christine Friedenreich of Alberta Health Services in Calgary, Canada. Calculations are based onU.S. physical activity data and cancer incidence statistics. “This is a conservative estimate,” she says. “The more physical activity you do, the lower your risk of these cancers.”