A run a day keeps the tumour at bay

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There is no shortage of articles indicating how exercise can help prevent cancer (and recurrence). Facebook (which I suspect knows I have cancer at this point. Big brother is watching you :) ) brought up this article from 2016 and I thought I would share it. Researchers are actually investigating what aspect of exercise has anti-tumour qualities ("When Dr Hojman and her colleagues exposed sedentary mice both to epinephrine and to interleukin-6, the rodents’ immune systems attacked the tumours in their bodies as effectively as if those animals had engaged in regular wheel-runs." ) But if you are able exercise, why not do it? It is so good for us. I got excited and now want to increase my physical activity even more after reading this. We cannot all run but we can always do a little more. Hope it will inspire others also.