Exercise and caffeine may work together to fend off skin cancer. Experts from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Jersey, US, have found that a combination of exercise and caffeine can help in putting off sunlight-related skin cancer. The combination works by lowering weight and inflammation in the body.
In a study trail a set of mice with high risk for breast cancer was exposed to exercise and caffeine. The mice given a combination of exercise and caffeine manifested sixty-seven percent less skin cancers. Besides, the volume of tumours shrunk by eighty-five percent compared to mice in control group.
But when mice were treated alone with caffeine had twenty-seven percent less tumours compared to untreated mice and the cancers were smaller by sixty-one percent. Similarly, in exercise-only, tumour activity decreased by thirty-five percent and volume of cancer by seventy percent. In addition to that exercise and caffeine also led to a weight reduction by sixty-three percent in mice fed a high fat diet.
Study leader Dr Yao-Ping Lu, stated they found that this combination treatment can decrease sunlight-caused skin cancer formation in a mouse model. They believe it may extrapolate these findings to humans and expect that they would benefit from these combination treatments as well. The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago.
Dr Lu believes that the common connection is inflammation, which went down to the degree that ninety-two percent in mice given the combination treatment. The study also suggested that obesity and cancer may be associated with the mice devoid of cancer also carried lower levels of body fat. This type of therapy was apparently effective in fending off sunlight-related cancer.