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Moderate Exercise Benefits Health


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Moderate Exercise Benefits Health

WASHINGTON--A study published in the February issue of The Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology found that moderate cardiovascular exercise lowers LDL cholesterol while raising the level of good (HDL) cholesterol.

The Food and Nutrition Science Alliance (FANSA) issued a recent statement which asserted that approximately one-third of cancer cases can be attributed to a poor diet and lack of exercise. Additionally, a team at the Harvard School of Public Health found that fat and thin men who exercised had a lower risk for heart disease than those who did not exercise, regardless of body fat levels. It was found that levels of leptin, a hormone which exacerbates hunger, were lowered even when body mass index (BMI) wasn't.

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