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Breast And Lung Cancer Risk Reduced Through Exercise?

As if working out wasn’t beneficial enough, recent findings suggest that there may be a link between exercise and reducing women’s risk for breast and lung cancer.

As cancer becomes an epidemic, any prevention is worth the time and energy.

A STRONG LINK

About 12% of all women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer, 1 and the American Cancer Society estimates that 105,590 women in the U.S will develop lung cancer in the year 2015.2

That being said, while exercise isn’t a cure-all for these cancers, recent studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology shed light on the preventative and ameliorative advantages of exercise.

EXERCISE ON LUNG CANCER

Information of 132,000 postmenopausal women between 50-79 years old extracted from the Women’s Health Initiative was analyzed in terms of fitness levels and any possible health advantages in regard to lung cancer.

The total time spent per week engaging in various forms of physical activity was considered, rather than focusing on specific forms of exercise –they were all lumped together. Consequently, the more time women engaged in physical activity per week, the lower their risk of developing or dying from lung cancer.3

Exercise’s exact mode of action in improving lung cancer is still being examined, though it is believed exercise may optimize lung function and attenuate cancer-causing agents’ effects on the lungs.3

Consequently, the more time women engaged in physical activity per week, the lower their risk of developing or dying from lung cancer.

EXERCISE ON BREAST CANCER

Research has revealed a link between physical activity and breast cancer. A team of medical authorities analyzed and examined 38 studies, ranging from 1987 to 2014 that involved over 4 million women and 116,000 occurrences of breast cancer.

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Women who had exercised or engaged in some sort of physical activity saw an 11-20% drop in breast cancer risk when compared to women who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. However, even sedentary women who had begun to exercise between 4-7 hours per week could see risk of breast cancer drop by up to 31%.3

Once again, the link between physical activity and breast cancer wasn’t regulated to one form of exercise; rather, various activities such as working out, walking, playing sports, and even mowing the lawn were taken into account.

Once again, the link between physical activity and breast cancer wasn’t regulated to one form of exercise; rather, various activities such as working out, walking, playing sports, and even mowing the lawn were taken into account.

It is believed that exercise can combat the risk of breast cancer through decreasing the number of fat cells. By improving fat cell amounts, estrogen levels can be better balanced; an unbalanced amount of estrogen may be a contributing factor to breast cancer.

However, the benefits of physical activity and its observed connection to breast cancer is mitigated and even canceled out by hormone replacement therapy.

THE TAKEAWAY

It doesn’t matter what your choice of physical activity is, just get active! Depending on your level of fitness, you may want to start out small, going on brisk walks, or even doing some bodyweight exercises at home. If you have a higher fitness level and have been exercising for some time, make sure to combine aspects of both aerobic and anaerobic training.

With exercise, breast cancer and lung cancer risk can be reduced.

If time is an issue, consider high-intensity interval training (HIIT, which are workouts that combine aspects of resistance and cardiovascular training and allow you to get a great workout in a short period of time.

Due to the connection between fat cell count and estrogen, you may also want to consider homing in on your ideal eating habits, as this will undoubtedly improve overall well-being and possibly even contribute to breast cancer risk prevention.

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REFERENCES

  1. U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics. (2015, May 11). Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  2. What are the key statistics about lung cancer? (2015, March 4). Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  3. Thompson, D. (2015, June 2). Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies. Retrieved June 11, 2015.

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