The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Physical activity and the risk of cancer

    The National Cancer Institute has summarized the effects.

    Colon cancer

    • Physical activity may protect against colon cancer and tumor development in several ways.
      • Through its role in energy balance
      • Hormone metabolism
      • Insulin regulation
      • Decreasing the time the colon is exposed to potential carcinogens.
      • Physical activity alters inflammatory and immune factors, some of which may influence colon cancer risk.

    Breast cancer

    • Physical activity may prevent tumor development by lowering hormone levels, particularly in premenopausal women.
      • Lower levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I)
    • Improving the immune response
    • Assist with weight maintenance to avoid a high body mass and excess body fat

    More about these and other forms of cancer are discussed in the article.

    11/9/11 22:14 JR

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