Dr. Friedenreich is with the Division of Epidemiology, Prevention and Screening, Alberta Cancer Board, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2.
Physical Activity and Cancer: Lessons Learned from Nutritional Epidemiology
Article first published online: 27 APR 2009
© 2001 International Life Sciences Institute
Volume 59, Issue 11, pages 349–357, November 2001
How to Cite
Friedenreich, C. M. (2001), Physical Activity and Cancer: Lessons Learned from Nutritional Epidemiology. Nutrition Reviews, 59: 349–357. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2001.tb06962.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2009
Convincing epidemiologic evidence currently exists for an association between physical activity and the prevention of colon and breast cancer. Physical activity may also reduce the risk of cancer at several other sites. With increasing research on this topic, it is apparent that studies of physical activity and cancer have numerous methodological similarities with studies of nutrition and cancer. Lessons learned from nutritional epidemiology that can be applied to studies of physical activity and cancer prevention and recommendations for future research are discussed in this review.