Study: Cycling to work linked to lower risk of heart disease and cancer

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Susan Perry People who cycle to work are about half as likely to develop cancer or heart disease as those who get to work by car or public transit, according to the results of a large British study released Thursday.Walking to work was associated with cardiovascular benefits, although not as much as cycling, the study also found.The findings suggest, write the study’s authors, that communities could greatly increase the health of their residents by implementing “policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling, such as the creation of cycle lanes, cycle hire or purchase schemes, and better provision for cycles on public transport.”The Twin Cities has already made considerable progress in the building of this...

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