Exercise and Esophageal Cancer.
Observational research indicates that those who regularly exercise have 19% reduced risk of esophageal cancer. According to Dr. Siddharth Singh, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, “Esophageal cancer is a deadly disease. On average only 1 in 6 people survive to 5 years, and that’s with chemotherapy and radiation as well as surgery. It’s an intensive treatment. So we would be best served if we can prevent this cancer, especially in patients with high risk for developing [esophageal cancer].”
American College of Gastroenterology, October 2013