Regular Stretching Found to Impair Breast Cancer Growth in Mouse Study

Regular Stretching Found to Impair Breast Cancer Growth in Mouse Study
Daily stretching reduces tumor growth and improves the immune and inflammatory responses in mice with breast cancer, according to researchers. Their study, "Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model," was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Increasing evidence suggests that exercise can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer or of breast cancer relapse (recurrence) in cancer survivors. It has also been suggested as a method to ease treatment side effects and improve quality of life. However, preclinical results are heterogeneous and inconsistent, and the type, duration, intensity, and frequency of exercise that could potentially prevent and control breast cancer remains unclear. Yoga, tai chi, and qi gong are mind-body practices frequently used and well-tolerated among cancer patients to manage symptoms and improve mobility and well-being. Stretching is a common component among these gentle movement-based exercises, and 10 minutes of stretching per day has been shown to reduc
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