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Cycling to work has substantial health benefits, study finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1944 (Published 20 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1944
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Cycling to work is linked to a substantial decrease in the risk of developing and dying from cancer or heart disease, a study published in The BMJ has found.1

Walking was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the risk of death from cancer was no lower than in people who drive or use public transport to get to work.

Many studies have shown that cycling and walking have health benefits, so researchers at the University of Glasgow set out to investigate the association between active commuting and incident CVD, cancer, …

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