Biking to work cuts the risk of cancer by almost half

By Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

A new study out of Glasgow says biking to work cuts the risk of cancer by 45 percent.

Opting for a two-wheel commute also lowers your risk of heart disease by 46 percent as well as making you 41 percent less likely to die prematurely.

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Over 250,000 people in the U.K. were asked how they got to work, and researchers then assessed their health five years after asking the question.Those who biked the full way to work saw the greatest benefit, but even biking part of the way was better than nothing.

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CNBC reports 30 percent to 50 percent of cancers are preventable with exercise and diet. Researchers say that while walking to the office is beneficial, it's not nearly as good for you as cycling. Scientists hope the research leads to more bike-friendly cities -- or maybe everyone should move to Amsterdam.

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