Daily sex sessions can beat cancer.

Making love can help to prevent cancer

Making love can help to prevent cancer

Experts have found that four minutes of lovemaking per day cuts the risk of the disease by up to a third.

The study by Australian scientists claims that 3.5 minutes of "vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity" reduced the chances of suffering from 13 types of cancer - including breast, lung and bowel - by 18 per cent with housework and carrying heavy shopping also particularly useful.

Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, of Sydney University, suggests that increased exercise is a "promising cost-free recommendation for lowering cancer risk".

He explained: "Upping the intensity of daily tasks for as little as four to five minutes a day, done in short bursts of around one minute each, is linked to an overall reduction in cancer risk."