Study: This Activity may Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

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Julie Fidler
May 23, 2016

Cancer deaths are decreasing worldwide, but new cases are on the rise as the world’s population ages and obesity continues to explode. Yet if everyone made an effort to get more physical activity, even just a little bit, we’d see those numbers start to come down.

Earlier this month, a massive study involving 1.44 million people was published in JAMA Internal Medicine that revealed a connection between comparatively higher levels of physical activity and lower risk of developing 13 types of cancer.

The strongest effect was seen for esophageal cancer, with 42% lower risk. Physical activity was found to lower liver cancer risk by 27%, leukemia risk by 20%, and breast cancer risk by 10%. Overall, increased physical activity was associated with a 7% lower risk of developing any type of cancer. [1]

Although exercise lowered the risk of lung cancer by 26%, this effect was found, oddly enough, only in current and former smokers rather than in the total study group.

Exercise has been known to cut the risk of heart disease and death from all causes for decades. Steven C. Moore of the National Cancer Institute and colleagues set out to determine whether physical activity had the same type of effect on cancer risk and, if so, which types of cancer risk it reduced.

For the study, the team analyzed data from 12 U.S. and European study groups in which participants self-reported their physical activity between 1987 and 2004. The researchers looked at the incidence of 26 types of cancer occurring in the study follow-up period, which lasted an average of 11 years.

The study focused on leisure-time activity – done according to each participant’s own schedule for improving or maintaining fitness or health. The researchers tallied participants’ reports of moderate and vigorous activities, such as walking, running, and swimming. The team also tracked the participants’ weekly amount of physical activity. Walking for 150 minutes per week, which meets many physical activity guidelines, was an average level of effort.

The authors of the study also noted that diet and other factors may have affected the results. Faulty recall by the participants could have affected the tally of self-reported activities, for example.

One finding of the study came as a shock to Moore and his colleagues: physical activity was linked to a 5% increased risk of non-advanced prostate cancer. The team wrote:

“There is no known biological rationale to explain this association.”

The researchers said it was possible that early-stage prostate cancer was more likely to be found in physically active men simply because they’re more likely to undergo screening for it – whereas non-active men are less likely to want the screening. [1]

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The study found that even a few hours of physical activity per week shrank the risk of breast, colon, and lung cancer – three of the four major cancers that affect people in the United States.

And, according to Moore, your cancer risk doesn’t appear to level off or increase as you get more physical activity. There is no “plateau” – it just keeps declining.

“The more activity, the more the benefit. As people did more, their risk continued to lower.”

Those who exercised the most had:

  • A 23% lower risk of kidney cancer
  • A 22% lower risk of stomach cancer
  • A 21% lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • A 20% lower risk of myeloid leukemia
  • A 17% lower risk of myeloma
  • A 16% lower risk of colon cancer
  • A 15% lower risk of head and neck cancer
  • A 13% lower risk of rectal cancer
  • A 13% lower risk of bladder cancer
  • A 10% lower risk of breast cancer [2]Continue Reading AT: Naturalsociety.com

Huge: Monsanto Sues California to Keep Round Up Off Carcinogen List

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Christina Sarich
February 5, 2016

Months after the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm declared the herbicide chemical glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic,’ the state of California announced a move to place a cancer label on products containing the ingredient. That would include biotech giant Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Round Up. Outraged about the new, Monsanto is now suing California to keep Round Up off the state’s list of carcinogens.

Monsanto recently reported that it filed the suit against the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the agency’s acting director, Lauren Zeise, in California state court. This was the company’s response to OEHHA, who last September, issued plans to add glyphosate to the state’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer, making it the first state in the country to do so.

Monsanto has disputed OEHHA’s and the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) assessment, citing decades of studies finding “glyphosate to be safe”, including a 2007 study by OEHHA which concluded the chemical was unlikely to cause cancer.

We’ve learned a lot more about glyphosate since 2007, though. The Center for Food Safety has outlined instances of pancreatic, kidney, and other cancerous tumors linked to glyphosate exposure.

Still, Monsanto continues to say that its chemical concoction isn’t toxic. Many have seen the writings on the wall – that glyphosate and Round Up toxicity have been grossly underestimated.

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The science is settled: Glyphosate causing a wave of chronic disease across America

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Jennifer Lea Reynolds
February 4, 2016

A recent study conducted by Dr. Nancy Swanson and the President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Andre Leu, has reinforced what many have been convinced of all along: glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, is lethal. Their correlation study determined that it’s lethal even in small amounts, debunking the notion in which some people suggest that its levels are so low that it can’t possibly damage health.

The study, titled “Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America,” was published in the Journal of Organic Systems. First, United States government databases were reviewed to find GE crop data, disease epidemiological data and glyphosate application data. Then, the team conducted correlation analyses on 22 diseases in these data sets which revealed the disturbing discovery that the ingredient is indeed wreaking havoc on people’s health.

Glyphosate a “driver of mutations that lead to cancer”

Their findings state that “Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.” They noted that glyphosate applications are linked to a long list of ailments and chronic diseases ranging from stroke, cancers of the thyroid, bladder, pancreas, kidney and liver to autism, end stage renal disease, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease.

The study draws eye-opening parallels to the fact that there’s been “A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases” reported in the U.S. over the past two decades and that “During this same time period, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of glyphosate applied to food crops and in the percentage of GE food crops planted.

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