Sun May 19, 2002
By IRA DREYFUSS, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Physically fit people are less likely to die of cancer, including cancers related to smoking, even if they smoke, a study finds.
But other studies indicate the benefit may come only with vigorous exercise; less-intense activities, such as brisk walks, won't be enough.
"Fitness may provide protection against cancer mortality," said the study in the May issue of the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.