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Physical Activity and Cancer Incidence in Alberta's Tomorrow Project: Results from a Prospective Cohort of 26,538 Participants

Engaging in physical activity regularly may help to boost an individual's defenses against cancer.

This research work studied the correlation between being physically active and the probability of developing cancer in a study population comprising of over 26,000 Canadian men and women. Researchers followed all the participants for a duration of 15 years. 

Researchers noticed that the higher the level of physical activity, the lesser the chances of developing cancer. This study shed more light on the beneficial role regular exercise play in the prevention of cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Amanda M Barberio, Christine M Friedenreich, Brigid M Lynch, Kristin L Campbell, Paul Arora, Darren R Brenner
  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Cancer Control Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Physical Activity Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. darren.brenner@ucalgary.ca.
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