How can exercise help reduce someone’s risk for diseases like cancer?

Research has shown that physical activity likely can help reduce cancer risk, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH states that several studies have shown links between exercise and reduced risk of the following types of cancer:

  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Endometrial (uterus)
  • Lung
  • Prostate

Exercising decreases levels of insulin in the blood stream and improves other factors that would otherwise increase the risk of cancer, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

Talk with your physician for more information about how exercise can help reduce someone’s risk for diseases like cancer.

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