Did You Know? Exercise and Cancer Risk…

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Lack of activity destroys the condition of every human being, while movement an methodical physical activity save it and preserve it.

-Plato (427-347 BC)

Regular exercise is associated with a reduction in your chances of getting cancer. This observation is based on over 70 studies that have been conducted throughout the world. For example, physical activity may lead to a 25% risk reduction in breast cancer incidence (at lease when comparing the most physically active women with the least active). A meta-analysis (or study of studies) demonstrated a reduction in the risk of getting kidney cancer. And numerous studies have shown exercise to drop your chances of getting other cancers, including lung, uterus (endometrial), colon, and prostate cancer.

Lynch BM et al. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2011;186:13-42.

Behrens G et al. Br J Cancer 2013;108:798-811.

The small print: The material presented herein is informational only, and is not designed to provide specific guidance for an individual. Please check with a valued health care provider with any questions or concerns. As for me, I am a Harvard- , Yale- and UPenn-educated radiation oncologist, and I practice in the Seattle, WA (USA) area. I feel genuinely privileged to be able to share with you. If you enjoyed today’s offering, please consider clicking the follow button at the bottom of this page.

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