<b>Study finds biking to work is a dangerous option</b>

Cycling to work can lead to better fitness and health, but it is still one of the riskier ways to commute.

A new study finds bicyclists have a 45 percent greater risk of being injured in transit compared to other commuters.

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The study, from the B-M-J Journal, also found the longer the commute, the greater the risk of injury.

In an editorial, one Harvard researcher said it shows there's an urgent need to improve safety for cyclists.

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However, the news was not all bad for those who bike to and from work.

On the positive side, cyclists showed a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease like heart attacks and stroke

They also had a lower risk of first cancer diagnosis and lower risk of death overall.

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