Regular Exercise Can Prolong Survival In Brain Cancer Patients!

Brain Tumor GlioblastomaAccording to a recent study conducted by Duke Cancer Institute, brain cancer patients who are able to exercise regularly can live longer when compared to people who lead a sedentary life.

The findings of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on June 20th.

According to the senior author of the study, Lee W. Jones, this study gives an initial evidence of the positive effects exercising on brain cancer. Further studies need to focus on the progression and survival.

As a part of the study, 243 patients were enrolled, all of whom were suffering from advanced recurrent gliomas, extremely lethal brain tumors that shorten the survival of the affected individual to less than 6 months.

It was observed that the patients who were exercising regularly equivalent to an energetic, brisk walk for half hour daily, 5 days a week prolonged their life expectancy to 21.84 months which was significantly high when compared to the ones who lead a sedentary life (13.03 months).

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