Regular exercise reduces the risk of colon cancer in men and women, as well as breast cancer in women. The link between fitness (physical activity levels), and other types of cancer is still less clear at this time.
A study conducted at Duke University found that men who walked three to six hours a week reduced their cancer risk by over 66 percent. While the study showed an direct association between increased physical activity and a reduced incidence of prostate cancer, however it didn’t prove that increasing your physical would make you less liekyl to get the dreaded disease.
Exercise might reduce the risk of prostate cancer by stimulating the immune system and increasing antioxidant levels that protect against many forms of cancer. The Duke University study showed that moderate exercise was associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. In addition, the disease was less aggressive in fit men who already had the disease.
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