Physical Activity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute has a great fact sheet on the benefits of physical activity in regards to cancer and cancer survivorship.

Key Points
• Physical activity is a critical component of energy balance, the term researchers use to describe how weight, diet, and physical activity influence health.

• There is strong evidence that physical activity is associated with reduced risk of cancers of the colon and breast.

• Several studies have also reported links between physical activity and reduced risk of endometrial (lining of the uterus), lung, and prostate cancers.

• Current National Cancer Institute-funded studies are exploring the role of physical activity in cancer survivorship and quality of life, cancer risk, and the needs of populations at increased risk.

You can read the full article HERE or download the PDF.

Source: National Cancer Institute


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