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Author:Swaney, Chriss
Position::CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA[R]
 
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

If you're looking for motivation to be more physically active, you may find it in a recent study that shows, in addition to its other health benefits, exercise may reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer. In the study, conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society and published in the May 2016 edition of the JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined the physical activity levels of 1.4 million people over an 11-year period. The study gathered specific information of how vigorously and how often each participant exercised. Researchers also noted whether and when the participant was diagnosed with cancer.

Overall, participants who exercised more saw a 7 percent lower risk of developing any type of cancer than people who exercised less often. Those who were the most active (measuring in the 90th percentile) had a reduced risk of the following 13 cancer types, compared to the least active participants (measuring in the 10th percentile):

* Esophageal adenocarcinoma (42 percent lower risk)

* Liver (27 percent lower risk)

* Lung (26 percent lower risk)

* Kidney (23 percent lower risk)

* Stomach (22 percent lower risk)

* Endometrial (21 percent lower risk)

* Myeloid leukemia (20 percent lower risk)

* Myeloma (17 percent lower risk)

* Colon (16 percent lower risk)

* Head and neck (15 percent lower risk)

* Rectal (13 percent lower risk)

* Bladder (13 percent lower risk)

* Breast (10 percent lower risk)

"While we have always known that exercise is good for your health, this study shows a direct association between exercise and reduction in...

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