Latest research has now confirmed a link between exercising and the prevention and survival rates of certain cancers.
In a study conducted researchers gathered results from nearly 850 women with endometrial cancer, aged 30 to 69. Participants were asked about the level of exercise activity during their adolescent and adult years. Results show women who exercised in both these stages of life were up to 40 percent less likely to develop endometrial cancer than those who were not active.
Exercise was defined as moderate activity, such as household chores or 30 minutes of walking, and higher levels of activity, such as 60 minutes or more of a cardiovascular regimen.
Results from another study conducted by researchers from Brigham support the theory that exercise benefits at-risk cancer patients. After studying the exercise regimen of nearly 3,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer, researchers confirmed that the risk of death from breast cancer decreased with every level of physical activity as opposed to being sedentary, inform medicalnewstoday.com
Michelle D. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D, lead author of the study, says, "It is especially heartening for women recovering from breast cancer to know that the benefit is as readily accessible as walking for 30 minutes on most days of the week."
The final piece of evidence came from researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, who studied the C-reactive protein and serum amyloid A levels in nearly 115 postmenopausal women at the start and end of exercise programs. High levels of these elements are indicators of cancer risk and survival.
After one year, the body mass index and levels of C-reactive protein and serum amyloid decreased among patients, report ivanhoe.com