October 2016


Physical activity can lower the risk of 13 types of cancer!

A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer. This new study pooled data on 1.44 million people, and investigators were able to confirm that leisure-time physical activity was associated with a lower risk of colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, as well as 10 other cancers.

“For years, we’ve had substantial evidence supporting a role for physical activity in three leading cancers: colon, breast, and endometrial cancers…,” said Alpa V. Patel, Ph.D., a co-author from the American Cancer Society. “This study linking physical activity to 10 additional cancers shows its impact may be even more relevant, and that physical activity has far reaching value for cancer prevention.”

Click here to read the National Cancer Institute press release about the study.

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