Can Exercise Prevent Cancer?

nordic walkingThe American Society of Clinical Oncology is meeting at the end of the month in Chicago. This past Wednesday they gave journalists a briefing of some of the studies that will be presented.

One of the more interesting studies with wide range ramifications is a study that looked at the connection between exercise and cancer.

Researchers at the University of Vermont studied more than 17,000 men during a 20 year period. They found that those who exercised were 68% less likely to develop lung cancer and 38% less likely to develop colo-rectal cancers than those who did not exercise.

They also found that those who exercised and had either forms of cancer or prostate cancer, had a 14% reduced risk of death for each level of fitness they attained.

It is pretty amazing that exercise can affect everything. The other day I was talking with a kidney doctor who said that his patients all responded better when exercising. He said that their kidneys functions were better and the kidneys themselves were healthier when the person was exercising.

Exercise is good stuff. Time Magazine called it the only miracle pill that we have. If you want to look better, feel better, and age more gracefully, exercise and eating right are the best ways to do it. It is the Pain Free Way.

Here is the article that the study was published in. It mentions a few other studies that will be presented at the Oncology meeting.



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