It’s the last afternoon of the research conference and this session is all about physical activity. Tim Byers, MD, an epidemiologist at University of Colorado at Denver starts it off showing that some of the best evidence linking physical activity to lower cancer risk stems from AICR/WCRF’s 2007 expert report. The report conducted a systematic literature review of the evidence relating to physical activity and cancer risk. (Dr. Byers was a panel member on the report.)
The last couple years have only added to the evidence linking physical activity to lower cancer risk.
One of the more interesting findings, said Dr. Byers, was that physical activity was linked to substantially reducing cancer risk regardless of BMI. Physical activity – of all types — was found to reduce the risk of colon, breast, and endometrial cancers.
Fun Fact: Washington, DC –where AICR’s research conference is happening – ranked as the number one fittest city in America, according to American College of Sports Medicine. Visit here to to see where your city ranks.
Peter Greenwald, MD, DrPH, is the director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute. He spoke at the 20th Annual AICR Research Conference on the future of dietary intervention studies.
Here, he talks about what we know about cancer prevention – and what may lie ahead.
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