Sport as a cancer drug? – Researchers with an exciting discovery

  • Researchers at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg find an effective remedy against advanced cancer
  • Whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS training) releases myokines that fight cancer cells
  • Scientists hope to find valuable clues for effective cancer therapy

Conquering cancer with sport: It is no secret that sport promotes health. But now scientists have the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) made an exciting discovery: Sports therapy can also help seriously ill cancer patients. In the Fachzeitschrift “The Journal of Physiology” the research results were published.

The skeletal muscle secretes through exercise Myokine from. These are hormone-like messenger substances that have anti-inflammatory effects, among other things. The positive effect of myokines has already been proven in healthy people and cancer patients in the early stages. The FAU scientists are now researching the effect on seriously ill cancer patients.

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