Exercising May Assist in Prevention of Various Types of Cancer, Study Finds

Exercising May Assist in Prevention of Various Types of Cancer, Study Finds

December 31, 2019 12 By Emma Taylor

All of us are aware of the benefits of exercise. It plays a crucial role in maintaining health and a healthy lifestyle. Thus most people attempt to do a bit of physical activity whenever possible. Well, a new study reveals a unique benefit of exercising regularly. The research, published in the Journal of Oncology, suggests regular physical activity might assist in avoiding seven various types of cancers. The trial includes data from 9 group studies. The extensive clinical research also includes information on more than 755,000 people having age between 32-91 years. The scientists have estimated the figures, including the above-mentioned exercise rates and cases of cancer for a decade.

According to the study, people who do just 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week is good. Besides, the effort can minimize the chances of getting seven kinds of cancer. Note that the study includes participants from two different categories. One group has exercised for two-and-a-half hours, and another has done the moderate physical activity for five hours. Researchers say the exercise may be any physical activity like brisk walk up to 20 minutes, or a simple bicycle ride.

Scientists have discovered exercising in ways, as mentioned above, could lessen the risk of having liver cancer by 18%. Notably, the results have remained the same in both males and females. Apart from this, they have seen a 6% lower risk of breast cancer due to moderate exercise up to two and a half hours. Surprisingly, the risk has lowered by 10% after doing moderate exercise for five hours. They have also noticed a decreased risk of kidney cancer in people of both exercising groups by 11% and 15%, respectively.

Above all, the findings indicate exercise comparatively cuts cancer risk as it assists in losing pounds. Active people, even though they don’t lose weight, could gain protection against various cancers. Dr. Alpa Patel, a co-author of the study, said their finding is good news for lots of people. Researchers say exercise also offers protection against other diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Even more, it assists in improving sleep and mood. But most of the people are unable to meet their exercise needs. All in all, it is best to do moderate exercise every day.