Women's Health

Exercise and Breast Cancer in Women

How exercise controls tumor growth

In the study on exercise and breast cancer, conducted by the University of Copenhagen, it was determined that “exercise increases NK cell infiltration, thereby controlling tumor growth.”

Also, that “exercise-induced muscle-derived IL-6 is involved in NK cell redistribution.”

IL-6 is a protein “important for controlling breast cancer cell growth, metastasis, and self-renewal of cancer stem cells.” (Dethlefsen C1, Højfeldt G, Hojman P; 2013)