The Power of Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

The Power of Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

by David Deioma April 04, 2016

Melinda Irwin Ph.D. is well versed in the vital role exercise can play in improving the lives of breast cancer survivors. She has conducted several studies about the impact of exercise on breast cancer survivors. Her early research on the topic, which was funded in part by grants from the American Cancer Society, was among the first to show that in breast cancer survivors, exercise lowers levels of insulin and a hormone-like substance called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). High levels of these are linked to breast cancer.

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http://www.cancer.org/research/acsresearchupdates/breastcancer/the-power-of-exercise-in-breast-cancer-survivors

by Elizabeth Mendes

October 22, 2014




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