The Link Between Early Life Exercise and Cancer
Recent research has revealed that being active at a young age could reduce the risk of cancer. Physical activities that are carried out during a young age protects against obesity induced heart ailments and cancer in the middle age. It further says that the human bones keep back a memory of the effects of physical activity years after it ceases, which enhances the body’s ability to metabolize a fat-rich diet. The research also explicates the reasons behind the fact that why several obese people do not develop diabetes.
According to the molecular geneticist at the University of Auckland, Dr. Justin O’Sullivan, young children who exercise regularly can expect several health benefits. A clinical study carried out on rats has shown some interesting outcomes. It has revealed that exercise in young age helps to weaken the adverse effects of consuming unhealthy foods. He further adds that the beneficial effects of the exercise are long lasted even after avoiding those extra hours of sweating out in a gym. One can get these benefits till their mid-life.
Human bone marrow remembers the effects of exercise which is an important validation of a long-lasting effect of exercise past adolescence. During the clinical study, it was noticed that the rats became fat, but that early and extra exercise helped them a lot to evade off the major ailments. Despite putting on the weight, the rodents didn’t show any adverse effects which are commonly associated with a fat-rich diet. It was also found that such rodents had a decrease in the activity of genes linked to inflammation as compared to those given the same diet but without exercise.
As per Dr. O’Sullivan consuming fatty foods in your early in life may trigger the genes that cause inflammation, the body’s natural defense against infection or injury. Inflammation associated with the fat-rich diet can severely damage the cells and tissues. It may also increase the risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and stroke. The extra exercise also modifies the process where bones metabolize the energy from food. The process may help researchers to understand the causes behind the fact that why several obese people do not develop diabetes. The research also sustains the health benefits of physical activities in children.
A study published in Frontiers in Physiology has revealed the shocking fact that the level of physical activities in the children aged between five and twelve have dropped by 40 per cent. The children should indulge in 60 minutes a day of any kind of physical activity that increases their heartbeat. According to Professor Mark Vickers, the number of obese and overweight children is increasing rapidly. Hence, the need of the hour is to understand and to explain others about the beneficial effects of early age exercise on bone health. It would be interesting to see whether such positive results of early age exercise can be stretched till the older age.