More Muscle, Better Chances to Beat Cancer

MusclesCancerNot only do muscle make a body look svelte but they also add a benefit when it comes to cancer survival. Women diagnosed with breast cancer, stage two or stage III, had a much greater rate of survival if they had more muscle density.

In the study, participants were followed for six years. Women who had less muscle and more fat were at a disadvantage when it came to their cancer prognosis. People who have more muscle and endurance were shown to handle treatment better, which enabled a more thorough  course of treatment

Fat cells grow based on excess glucose in the blood. Tumor cells thrive on glucose, too. Muscle cells are fueled with glucose but grow with resistance, through the process of tear and repair.

Would you rather feed fat cells and strengthen cancer or muscle cells for an upper hand in the battle against it? Anabolic steroids are not advisable for anybody dealing with the influx of hormones battling a condition like cancer. But exercise is proven to be the best case to build muscle, lose fat, and take the title of “cancer survivor”.

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One Response to More Muscle, Better Chances to Beat Cancer

  1. Gifts SG says:

    Nice to know that, seem like need to work out more to build some muscle as preventive measures.