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Exercising to Fight Cancer

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We all know exercise has it's many benefits, but according to the findings of a new study it also may help ward off cancer and boost survival rates if you are diagnosed.

Researchers from the University of Vermont studied more than 17,000 men for close to 20 years.

They found those who exercised the most were 68 percent less likely to develop lung cancer and 38 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancers than the less active men.

Among those men who did develop either of those two cancers or prostate cancer, exercise helped reduce the risk of death by 14 percent for each incremental increase in fitness level.



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