Inactive women are more likely to develop cervical cancer

A recent study showed that women who tend to be sedentary and sedentary are more likely to develop cervical cancer, and that exercising for only 30 minutes a week may significantly reduce the risk of infection.


One of the researchers, Professor Christine Moesch, Professor of Cancer Science in the Division of Cancer Prevention at Roswell Park Cancer Foundation in New York, said: “We believe the study sends a strong health message to the public that total abstinence from exercise is associated with an increased risk of serious disease. And the results of our study show that any degree of exercise may reduce the risk of cervical cancer.”


According to research author Dr. Brian Szynder, researchers believe this is the first study of its kind in America looking at the relationship between physical inactivity and cervical cancer. It is worth noting that Dr. Szinder is a fellow in the department of gynecological oncology at Roswell. He added: “Our results suggest that avoiding physical activity is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer, although a cause-and-effect link was not established in the study.”


The study included 128 women diagnosed with cervical cancer and 512 women who doctors suspected of having cervical cancer, but the results of the tests proved that they were safe. For women with the disease, 31% of them reported that their lifestyle was not active. In this study, physical activity was defined as exercising less than four times per month. Even after the researchers took into account other risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, family history of the disease and body mass index, women who were not physically active were two and a half times more likely to develop cervical cancer than those who exercised. Meanwhile, 26% of women whose doctors suspected they had the disease reported that they were not physically active.


“In addition to smoking cessation and regular screening, we found another risk factor that can be changed,” said Professor Moisch.