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Does regular exercise reduce cancer risk?

Ask the doctor Q. I know that regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, but I recently heard that it reduces cancer risk, too. Is that true? A. A recent study from the National Cancer Institute, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, strongly supports the theory that regular exercise reduces the risk of many types of cancer. The research team pooled the results of 12 large studies conducted both in…

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