Medical Daily | Teen girls may lower risk of death with physical activity: how much exercise can be life saving?

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Exercise burns calories, but the benefits go far beyond weight loss — it could be lifesaving. Researchers from Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center studied thousands of women to determine if their level of exercise as a teenager had a significant influence on their risk of death as an adult. The findings, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, not only revealed exercise had the power to lower their risk of death, but also risk of cancer and heart disease as adults. Continue.