WALKABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS CAN LOWER RISK OF CANCERS IN WOMEN : U.S. STUDY
Oct 04, 2023
By Bob Komsic
We know that regular walks lead to better health.
What’s even better?
Living in convenient, walkable neighbourhoods it would seem.
As obesity has been linked to a higher risk of 13-types of cancer in women, a study from Columbia University and New York University Grossman School of Medicine finds women, who live in walkable neighbourhoods, had a lower risk of obesity-related cancers; particularly post-menopausal breast cancer, also colorectal and endometrial cancers.
The study also reveals a link between neighbourhood walkability and lower cancer risk was stronger for those women living in areas with lower income levels.
Researchers say that socioeconomic factors play a role in the risk of developing obesity-related cancers.