Hannah Arem, Steve C. Moore, Yikyung Park, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, Albert Hollenbeck, Michael Leitzmann and Charles E. Matthews Physical activity and cancer-specific mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort International Journal of Cancer 135
Despite evidence that physical activity reduces risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer, as much as one-third of the U.S. population is inactive. In this study, the authors explored associations between pre-diagnosis physical activity and cancer mortality. They found that higher pre-diagnosis leisure-time physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of overall cancer mortality, and particularly mortality from cancers of the colon, liver, lung, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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