Exercising Regularly Not Only Increases Strength But Also Prevent Cancer Growth: Study | Onlymyhealth
The article discusses a recent study revealing that regular exercise is associated with a lower risk of specific cancers, such as head, neck, and lung cancers. The research, based on data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening study, involving over 60,000 individuals aged 55 to 74, indicates that even those diagnosed with cancer who engage in exercise tend to live longer than their sedentary counterparts. The study identified a slightly reduced overall cancer risk in regular exercisers, with higher risk reduction observed for head and neck, breast, and lung cancers. Conversely, no correlation was found between exercise and reduced risk for colorectal and ovarian cancer, and there were potential increased risks for melanoma and prostate cancer.
Although the findings are based on observational data and cannot establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between exercise and cancer, they underscore the nuanced impact of exercise on cancer risk and survival. The study suggests that while exercise may not lower the risk of all cancer types, it remains beneficial for overall longevity. The researchers aim to explore further the biological mechanisms through which exercise influences cancer and plan to conduct clinical trials to test specific exercise regimens’ direct impact on lowering cancer risk. Despite some uncertainties, the study reinforces the importance of regular exercise as a key element in cancer prevention, emphasizing its potential benefits for long-term survival.
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