Diabetes Forecast

Exercise to Prevent Cancer



You probably know that exercise lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But did you know it might help prevent cancer, too? In reviewing 12 long-term studies, researchers found that people who exercised the most outside their jobs had lower risks for 13 types of cancers, including those of the esophagus, liver, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and endometrium. Just two cancers were more common in the top exercisers compared with people who exercised the least: melanoma, which is associated with sun exposure (so wear that sunscreen!), and prostate cancer.       
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, published online May 16, 2016

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