Research News

August 2009 Issue

Another Benefit from Fitness? Protection against Digestive Cancer Death

Need yet another reason to ramp up your exercise routine? Aerobic exercise may help protect you from digestive cancer (including liver, pancreas, esophagus, and colon) death, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in U.S. men. Researchers from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina studied the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on digestive cancer death in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, reporting their findings in the April 2009 issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.

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