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There’s nothing like putting your feet up after a hard day’s work. Normally, however, our bodies are programmed for action.

A research team from the Edith Cowan University in Australia has discovered that exercise can aid cancer recovery.

When monitoring blood samples from a group of overweight prostate cancer patients undergoing a 12 week exercise program, they noticed that the group’s myokine levels were higher after training and continued to rise as the weeks progressed.

The presence of myokines, released by the muscles during exercise, stimulated the immune cells to suppress tumor growth.

Further studies focusing on other types of cancer will soon follow.

For pancreatic and liver cancers, this research also provides hope.


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