A 30-minute exercise every week can significantly reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer in women.
According to a study by scientists at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, even a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise per week led to a significant reduction in a woman’s risk of a cervical cancer diagnosis.
The study analyzed data from 128 women diagnosed with cervical cancer and 512 women who were evaluated for suspected cervical neoplasms but not ultimately diagnosed with cervical cancer. Women who reported that they did not engage in any physical activity were 2.43 times more likely to develop cervical cancer compared with women who reported that they exercise, according to the results.
Dr. Elisa Bandera, a member of the American Cancer Epidemiology Institute, said: “Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. However, this dangerous disease can be prevented if they maintain a standard weight and exercise regularly.”
Scientists believe that there is a link between body fat and cancer. The data from a study shows that fat cells release hormones that increase the risk of certain cancers. Regular exercise will help maintain stable hormone levels, strengthen the immune system, and maintain a healthy digestive system. In addition, physical activity can also reduce stress and boost your mood, helping to maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle.
However, health experts also note that exercise cannot completely prevent cervical cancer, and women still need to undergo regular cervical cancer screening to detect the disease early. In addition, excessive exercise can cause injury or illness, so you should consult your doctor before starting to exercise.
Start and maintain a regular exercise routine. You can start with simple activities like walking, running, swimming, or joining classes like yoga, zumba, or aerobics. Choose an exercise that you enjoy and can maintain for a long time to achieve the best health benefits.
Reference: roswellpark.org, tuoitre.com