Exercise tied to lower risk for 13 types of cancer (including head and neck)

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May 26, 2016

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that exercise significantly reduces the risk of developing 13 different varieties of cancer. Cancer Institute researchers gathered data from over 1.44 million men and women. The researchers discovered that people who exercised moderately had less risk of developing 13 different cancer types (such as breast, lung, colon, liver, esophagus, kidney, stomach and head and neck) than people who were sedentary. The reduction in risk increased as the subjects exercised more. The trend held true when researchers also considered body mass. People who were obese or overweight, but exercised, had a lower risk of developing most cancers than those who were sedentary.  

To read more about this study, visit The New York Times website