NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exercise can increase the risk of cancer and increase a patient’s chances of survival, according to a new study.
According to the International News Agency, in the research, the scientists found that the proteins released by the body for the repair of tired muscles also attack the cancer cells.
Researchers at the Grossman School of Medicine in New York, USA, found that 30 minutes of exercise five days a week in cancerous rats reduced cancer cell formation by up to 50%.
Another test showed that rats that ran on a regular treadmill for three weeks lost 25% of their tumor weight.
After proving their theory on mice, the scientists examined data from a 2017 trial of 75 patients with leaf cancer.
The group of patients was asked to do one hour of strenuous exercise and 90 minutes of aerobic exercise each week before undergoing surgery.
Those who took part in the six-week training had a 50% higher chance of survival than those who did not.
Scientists have long argued that one of the benefits of exercising is that people are less likely to develop cancer, but research shows that exercise can help treat patients with the disease. Can
Scientists are hopeful that this discovery could lead to a better treatment for people with cancer.