“Exercise: Can It Drastically Cut Cancer Risks”

Previously, I have presented medical evidence showing that exercise can help with weight loss and improve memory. Overall, exercise is seen as being a boost to generalized health, especially when combined with a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables. Experts state, “It doesn’t need to be anything too strenuous, e.g., gardening, brisk walks or swimming, all count.”  Being active can help people overcome the effects of cancer and its treatments, such as fatigue and weight gain and it can, in fact, boost energy after treatment. But, most importantly, exercise helps reduce the risk of the cancer coming back. It can also lower the chances of getting heart disease and osteoporosis. A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicates that higher levels of physical activity reduced the risk of developing cancer in 13 of the 26 cancers reviewed. For that group of 13 cancers, the risk reduction ranged from 10% to 42%. The affected cancers (with reduced risk) were esophageal adenocarcinoma, liver cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, gastric cardia cancer, endometrial cancer, myeloid leukemia, myeloma, colon cancer, head and neck cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.

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