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Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Breaking a sweat does more for your body than just trim your waistline. Exercise may lower a woman's risk for breast cancer and researchers are finding out why. Scientists from the University of Minnesota in St.

Via Susan Zager
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Scientists from the University of Minnesota studied a group of 179 women who received 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise five times a week for over 16 weeks, and discovered changes in their estrogen metabolism that could explain the anti-cancer benefits of working out.

Aerobic exercise influences the way our bodies break down estrogens. Estrogen is a large contributing factor in breast cancer development.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, May 9, 2013 4:04 PM

There's been lots of studies linking exercise and breast cancer risk. I think exercise is good for us no mater what.

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Bowel Cancer in UK Men Increased 25%

Bowel Cancer in UK Men Increased 25% | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Male bowel cancer rates have increased by more than a quarter in 35 years - but the figure is much less for women, a Cancer Research study suggests. (#Male #bowel #cancer on the increase, says Cancer Research.
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The results of a UK study highlighted an increase of bowel cancer in men of 25% over the past 35 years. In contrast, bowel cancer in women over the same period increased by only 6%.

 

Perhaps obesity, diets high in red and processed meat, low fiber diets, and lack of exercise could be the culprits.

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Exercise Decreases Cancer Recurrence

Exercise Decreases Cancer Recurrence | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Exercise can lower chances of cancer recurrence. It also gives one woman a sense of empowerment.
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Studies show that obese survivors of certain types of breast cancer are 40% more likely to have a recurrence than survivors whose weight is in a healthy range. Even women who are overweight but not obese are more likely to experience a recurrence. Breast cancer survivors who exercise as little as three hours per week after diagnosis experience a lower risk of a fatal recurrence than survivors who do not exercise.

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