Exercise Proven to Reduce Risk of Developing 13 Different Types of Cancer

Next to heart disease, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Although there has yet to be a documented cure, there are ways to help reduce your risk of developing cancer, including exercise.

For 11 years, the National Cancer Institute studied 13 out of the 26 different types of cancer along with 1.4 million individuals aged 19 to 98. Researchers measured both physical activity and body mass index (BMI) with the hope of discovering whether or not they play a role in cancer development.

Now, researchers in the study have found that exercise may help reduce the risk of at least 13 different types of cancer, including:

  • 42% lower risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma cancer
  • 27% lower risk of liver cancer
  • 26% lower risk of lung cancer
  • 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • 22% lower risk of stomach cancer
  • 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • 17% lower risk of myeloma
  • 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • 10% lower risk of breast cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, approximately 20% of all cancer diagnoses are related to obesity, poor nutrition, excess alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. The American Cancer Society advises that adults should get in at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. If you are running short on time, however, 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity can help you meet your weekly quota.

If you are looking for way to stay active while also supporting cancer research, consider joining VeloSano, Cleveland’s annual “Bike to Cure” event, July 29-31, 2016! Headed into its third year, VeloSano has raised nearly $5 million for cancer research. From a 12-mile fun ride to a 202-mile ultimate challenge, there is something for everyone.

The Spangenberg Law Firm is proud to sponsor the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) team in the 2016 VeloSano event. Case CCC, based at Case Western Reserve University, is an organization that supports cancer-related research efforts through partnership with University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Peter H. Weinberger, the Managing Partner at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, is the Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Case CCC.

For more information about VeloSano, including how to volunteer or register for the event, visit VeloSano’s website here.

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