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Workouts Benefit Lung Cancer Patients: Study

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Exercise may improve the health and quality of life of patients with advanced or incurable lung cancer, says a Massachusetts General Hospital study.

It included 25 patients who did twice-weekly sessions of aerobics and weight-training for 8 weeks. Each session lasted from 90 minutes to 120 minutes, United Press International reported.

Fewer than half the patients were able to complete the hospital-based exercise program, but those who did showed a significant reduction in lung cancer symptoms and maintained their scores in walking and muscle strength tests.

The study was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

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