Chicago Chiropractor and Massage presents: What is a cancer fighting trick that also helps with weight loss?

by Dr. Weisz

What is a cancer fighting trick that also helps with weight loss?

Today I was reading on mercola.com website and this title caught my eye

WEIFANG, CHINA - JULY 24:  Overweight students...

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( To read the full article you can go here http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/07/19/7-benefits-of-exercise-and-why-weight-loss-isnt-one-of-them.aspx )

Exercise is a Powerful Anti-Cancer Strategy

According to a 2000 study published in the British Medical Journal, which explored the relationship between exercise and cancer, exercise affects several biological functions that may influence your cancer risk. These effects include changes in:

Cardiovascular capacity Energy balance
Pulmonary capacity Immune function
Bowel motility Antioxidant defense
Hormone levels DNA repair

At that time, more than 200 population-based studies had linked exercise to your risk for cancer, particularly cancer of your:

Bowel Breast Endometrium
Prostate Testes Lung

More recently, a 2009 study showed that men with stronger muscles from regular weight training are up to 40 percent less likely to die from cancer. These findings suggest that muscle strength is just as important as staying slim and eating healthy when it comes to offering protection against deadly tumors.

One of the primary reasons exercise works to lower your cancer risk is because it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk. It’s also been suggested that apoptosis (programmed cell death) is triggered by exercise, causing cancer cells to die.

We all knew that exercise was great for us but this gives us even more of a reason to put on the running shoes!

have a great day and leave comments below

Staff at Chiropractical Solutions and Massage in Chicago

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