Exercise May Help Fight Ovarian Cancer   

Exercise May Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

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Need another reason to get moving? One recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that regular exercise might improve your chances of surviving cancer.

Researchers found that women who were inactive before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer had a higher risk of dying of the cancer than women who got some form of exercise in the years before diagnosis. This finding held true no matter what stage of cancer the women were diagnosed with, and for women of all weights.

“This study adds to the growing body of evidence that being inactive can take a toll on your health,” says Karim ElSahwi, M.D., of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “You can benefit from any type of physical activity.”


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