The rate of liver cancer is rising among Americans. It now kills more than 21,000 people in the U.S. annually. But researchers have found a simple way to reduce your risk of this dreaded condition.
Take a walk.
A lab study in Europe shows that cardiovascular exercise, like running, walking or biking, can lower the risk of developing liver tumors. The researchers observed changes in laboratory animals that exercised for an hour daily. Their risk for liver cancer dropped by about 30 percent.
Worldwide, liver cancer accounts for approximately 5.4 percent of all cancers and leads to almost 700,000 deaths a year. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer in men and the eighth most common cause in women.