Letters Physical activity and cancer risk

Current physical activity guidance is misinterpreted

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4811 (Published 14 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4811
  1. Liaquat R Johnson, associate professor of community medicine
  1. Azeezia Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Meeyannoor, Kollam, Kerala, India
  1. liaquat99{at}gmail.com

It’s heartening to see the dose-response effect of physical activity on the risk of developing breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, and ischaemic stroke events.1

WHO has identified physical inactivity as one of four major risk factors for developing non-communicable diseases.2 But it also reports that, at the global level, one in four adults is insufficiently physically …

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