Topic: Cancer

This study included 7,835 women who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative trial and who were later diagnosed with breast cancer. Data showed alcohol intake either pre- or post-diagnosis was not associated with a higher risk of death either due to breast cancer or other causes.
In this study, cancer risk among exercisers was lessened substantially for the following cancers: esophagus (decrease of 42%); liver (decrease of 27%); lung (decrease of 26%); kidney (decrease of 23); gastric cardia (decrease of 22%); endometrium/uterus (decrease of 21%); myeloid leukemia (decrease of 20%); myeloma (decrease of 17%); colon (decrease of 16%); head and neck (decrease of15%); rectum (decrease of 13%); bladder (decrease of 13%); and breast (decrease of 10%).
A study of a weight training intervention for cancer survivors showed it increased their upper- and lower body strength at three months and even more at six months. This study showed that breast cancer survivors were able to improve their function over six months.