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Study: Losing Weight May Decrease Cancer Risk

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Losing weight through diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of cancer in women, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.

An estimated one in three cancer deaths in the U.S. is related to inactivity and weight. Inflammation is one possible contributing factor.

Researchers split 400 women into three groups. One group followed a low-calorie diet, one exercised for 225 minutes a day, and one tried a combination of diet and exercise. They found that the women who dieted and exercised had the biggest decrease in inflammation markers—a 42 percent reduction in C-reactive protein, which rises when there is inflammation in the body, and a 24 percent reduction in Interleukin-6, a protein that regulates immunity.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Weight Loss, Women