IN THE NEWS: Black Cancer Survivors Get Real Boost From Exercise

Black Health

Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, program leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine shares findings from her recent study, which shows that most black cancer survivors do not get the recommended amount of activity. This study included 1,500 black survivors of the four most common cancers (lung, breast, prostate and colon) who completed a survey with a follow-up a year later. Of those, 60 percent reported regular physical activity, but only 24 percent said they got at least 150 minutes per week.

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