Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kidney Cancer News

"NEW YORK AUG 21, 2008 (Reuters Health) - Being active during adolescence and in adulthood appears to reduce the likelihood of developing kidney cancer later in life, a study shows.

Dr. Steven C. Moore of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues analyzed data on nearly half a million people aged 50 to 71 who responded to a survey about their diet and level of physical activity, currently and in their teen years.

The study collected reports on how often during the previous year participants obtained 20 minutes of strenuous exercise; their current level of sitting, walking, standing, climbing stairs and doing heavy work during routine daily activities; and the physical activities they engaged in when 15 to 18 years old."