New study says cycling 30 miles per week cuts heart disease and cancer risk in half

The study says that commuting to work by bike can significantly cut the risk of conditions like heart disease and cancer

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A new, long term study conducted by the University of Glasgow has determined that commuting by bike to work can cut the risk of developing heart disease and cancer nearly in half.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal and conducted over the last five years, also analyzed walking, but determined that individuals who cycle see greater benefits because of the longer distances covered and the intensity of riding a bicycle versus walking.

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