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Physical Activity

Over the years, DCEG research on the effect of physical activity on cancer has made a significant impact in the following areas:

DCEG studies indicated a reduced risk of colon, breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers associated with physical activity (Albanes et al., 1989; Chow et al., 1993; Dosemeci et al., 1993; Sturgeon et al., 1993; Zheng et al., 1993) and were cited in the 1996 Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health.

A DCEG study found that leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, a finding that reinforces U.S. guidelines for physical activity for all Americans (Moore SC, et al., 2012).

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Learn about our current research on physical activity