It can further cut the risk cerebral infarction by 27pct.
However, in women, a statistically significant effect has not been demonstrated.
Another study led by sports physician Martin Halle also showed that regular walking lowers the risk of colorectal carcinoma by 40pct.
Patients with colorectal carcinoma can also improve their prognosis with regular exercising.
Both the studies have been published in Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.