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Regular Brisk Walk Found To Decrease The Risk Of Death In Cancer Patients

Regular Brisk Walk Found To Decrease The Risk Of Death In Cancer Patients

Regular brisk walk found to reduce the risk of death due to cancer, recent study reveals. 

-Recent studies conducted amongst different groups of patients was focused on studying how moderate exercise and especially brisk walking significantly benefitted cancer patients in their survival.

-The study included about 337 women who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer and were further sub-grouped with those who had undergone a surgery to remove the tumors

-For a span of 8 months, one of the groups were asked to follow an exercise regime of moderate intensity for a total of 180 minutes in a week. On the contrary, the other group received standard care.

-Post a follow up for 8 years, it was revealed that exercise had a very positive impact on the survival of the patients on the whole.

-Patients who exercised were at half the risk of dying due compared to those who did not exercise. Also, they were less likely to be diagnosed with further complications.

Source: American Society for Clinical Oncology

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