Explained: How exercise stalls cancer growth through immune system

Solna: A recent study suggested that people with cancer who exercise generally have a better prognosis than inactive patients. Now, scientists explain ‘Why?’ The study is published in the journal eLife . Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found a likely explanation of why exercise helps slow down cancer growth in mice. Physical activity changes the metabolism of the immune system’s cytotoxic T cells and thereby improves their ability to attack cancer cells. […]

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