According to research the answer to this question is yes. We all know that exercise is good for you in many ways. It helps fight heart disease, helps decrease weight, it’s a mood booster, it turns fat into muscle, gives you energy, and generally makes you look and feel better, but can it truly help prevent cancer? Although we may believe that most cancers are caused by DNA, that is not necessarily true. Most cancers are actually caused by lifestyle factors, and exercise is one of the things you can do to help fight against cancer.

Two of the Most Common Cancers

Two of the most common cancers are breast cancer and colon cancer. Because high blood estrogen levels play a key role in the development of breast cancer, and exercise reduces estrogen in the blood, it also helps reduce a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer. Over two dozen research studies have shown that exercise can reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 30 to 40 percent compared to her sedentary peers. In addition, estrogen is produced by fat cells in women after menopause, and women who exercise have less fat, and as a result, produce less estrogen.

While the effects are greater in men than women, exercise can benefit both sexes when it comes to keeping colon and rectal cancer at bay. Over three dozen studies have shown that compared to sedentary people, people who exercise can reduce their risk of colon cancer by 20 percent or more. It is theorized that the changes in digestive acids and other substances that occur with exercise, as well as a decrease in body fat, insulin, and other growth factors, combine to help lower the risk of colon and rectal cancers.

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