Edith Cowan University research reveals exercise helps the body attack cancer cells

A new study by WA researchers suggests exercise can help the body attack cancer cells — suppressing the growth of deadly tumours.

The study, from Edith Cowan University, points to working out as a key tool in a patient’s struggle against cancer.

ECU researchers put obese prostate cancer patients through a 12-week exercise program, taking blood samples before and after.

After the program, patients had high levels of cancer-fighting proteins called myokines in their blood.

When researchers took the blood samples and applied them directly on to living prostate cancer cells, the results were astounding.

Read more at The West Australian.