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1.06 Recreation helps prevent and treat site-specific cancers – especially in the colon, breast, and lungs. (active living, fitness, sport)

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  2. [English] Benefits of Investing in Sport
    2003 - Canada

    Regular involvement in sport and active recreation has a great impact on the cardiovascular systems of participants, the development and course of diabetes, and reduces the risks of colon cancer,...

  3. [English] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women
    2000 - Canada

    Exercise programs should be started early in life and maintained through adulthood, and women of all ages should be encouraged to increase their relative levels of participation in physical...

  4. [English] The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women. Literature review and recommendations
    2000 - Canada

    The beneficial effects of regular physical activity extend to cardiopulmonary fitness and bone density, prevention of estrogen-related cancers, prevention and rehabilitation from disease,...

  5. [English] Prevention for a Healthier California: Investments in Disease Prevention Yield Significant Savings,
    2008 - USA

    “An investment of $10 per person per year in proven community-based programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent smoking and other tobacco use could save California more...

  6. [English] A prospective study of age-specific physical activity and premenopausal breast cancer
    2008 - USA

    “Leisure-time physical activity was associated with a reduced risk for pre-menopausal breast cancer in this cohort. Pre-menopausal women regularly engaging in high amounts of physical activity...

  7. [English] Exercise and Cancer: No Pain, Some Gain?
    2003 - Canada

    "A targeted exercise program with short duration may have beneficial effects on QOL in motivated individuals. “

  8. [English] Randomized Trial of Exercise Therapy in Women Treated for Breast Cancer
    2007 - England

    ” Exercise therapy had large, clinically meaningful, short-term beneficial effects on QoL in women treated for breast cancer” .

  9. [English] Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Breast Cancer Patients
    2005 - USA

    ” The intervention successfully increased PA and improved fitness and specific aspects of psychological well-being among early-stage breast cancer patients. The success of a home-based PA...

  10. [English] Physical Activity and Survival After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
    2006 - Canada

    “Recreational physical activity after the diagnosis of stages I to III colorectal cancer may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer–specific and overall mortality.”

  11. [English] Physical Exercise in Cancer Patients During and After Medical Treatment: A Systematic Review of Rand
    2005 - Canada

    ”Cancer patients may benefit from physical exercise both during and after treatment. However, the specific beneficial effects of physical exercise may vary as a function of the stage of disease,...

  12. [English] Review of Exercise Intervention Studies in Cancer Patients
    2005 - Canada

    ” Contemporary resistance training designs that provide strong anabolic effects for muscle and bone may have an impact on counteracting some of the side effects of cancer management assisting...

  13. [English] A Walk a Day
    2008 - USA

    In 2008, the American Council on Exercise included research stating: ”  They found that those people who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who...

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