Medical Daily | Physical activity may be key to disease prevention; exercisers lower risk of 13 types of cancer

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Physical activity plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, but could it also be powerful enough to protect against cancer? A team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute has discovered the more often you exercise, the less likely you are to develop 13 different types of the disease. But with more than half of Americans failing to meet the minimum requirement of weekly physical activity, researchers believe millions are missing out on the protective effect exercise offers for potentially deadly mutations. Continue.