Physical activity and risk of cancer in the NHANES I population.

  title={Physical activity and risk of cancer in the NHANES I population.},
  author={Demetrius Albanes and Aaron Blair and Philip R. Taylor},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={79 6},
We studied the relation between self-reported physical activity and cancer in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) cohort, originally examined between 1971-75, and followed prospectively through the Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (NHEFS), conducted between 1982-84. Among 5,138 men and 7,407 women 25-74 years old, for nonrecreational activity we observed increased risk of cancer among inactive individuals compared to very active persons (for men, relative risk [RR… CONTINUE READING