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Exercise - Weight Training - Oxygen - Cancer
Study: Weight Training Exercise can reduce cancer mortality in males by up to 40%
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- Why Brain? - the answer is simple:
- Why and how Exercise Your Brain?
- Why Brain Exercise with Oxygen?
- Why Brain Exercise With Oxygen Training
Weight Training Exercise Cuts Your Cancer Risk by up to 40 Percent?
Here is an exciting research article published on May 1, 2009.
"Muscular Strength and Adiposity as Predictors of Adulthood Cancer Mortality in Men"
Here are some quotes from the abstract:
"Background: We examined the associations between muscular strength, markers of overall and central adiposity, and cancer mortality in men.
Methods: A prospective cohort study including 8,677 men ages 20 to 82 years followed from 1980 to 2003. Participants were enrolled in The Aerobics Centre Longitudinal Study, the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. Muscular strength was quantified by combining 1-repetition maximal measures for leg and bench presses. Adiposity was assessed by body mass index (BMI), percent body fat, and waist circumference......
Results: Cancer death rates per 10,000 person-years adjusted for age and examination year were 17.5, 11.0, and 10.3 across incremental thirds of muscular strength (P = 0.001)……
………… Conclusions: Higher levels of muscular strength are associated with lower cancer mortality risk in men, independent of clinically established measures of overall and central adiposity, and other potential confounders"
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Source: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 18, 1468, May 1, 2009. Published Online First April 14, 2009;
© 2009 American Association for Cancer Research
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Dr. Z.'s comments:
It appears from this article that weight training/resistance training five times a week, not so much aerobic exercise, can reduce cancer mortality rate in males by up to 40%.
You do not need fancy equipment in order to do those types of exercises. You can use your own body weight with squats, lunges, sit ups, reverse sit ups etc.
Simple inexpensive hand weights and/or wrist weights will do the job for biceps curls, triceps extension exercises, bench presses, shoulder abduction, etc.
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