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Muscle-strengthening activities and cancer incidence and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2021
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Title
Muscle-strengthening activities and cancer incidence and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 2021
DOI 10.1186/s12966-021-01142-7
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Wilson Nascimento, Gerson Ferrari, Camila Bertini Martins, Juan Pablo Rey-Lopez, Mikel Izquierdo, Dong Hoon Lee, Edward L. Giovannucci, Leandro F. M. Rezende

Abstract

Physical activity has been associated with reduced risk of seven types of cancer. It remains unclear, however, whether muscle-strengthening activities also reduce cancer incidence and mortality. PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Scopus were searched from inception to March 2020. Summary hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated using random-effects models. Twelve studies (11 cohorts; 1 case-control), 6 to 25 years of follow-up, including 1,297,620 participants, 32,196 cases and 31,939 deaths, met inclusion criteria. Muscle-strengthening activities were associated with a 26% lower incidence of kidney cancer (HR for high vs low levels of muscle-strengthening activities: 0.74; 95% CI 0.56 to 0.98; I2 0%; 2 studies), but not with incidence of other 12 types of cancer. Muscle-strengthening activities were associated with lower total cancer mortality: HRs for high vs low levels of muscle-strengthening activities was 0.87 (95% CI 0.73 to 1.02; I2 58%; 6 studies); and HR for ≥2 times/week vs < 2 times/week of muscle-strengthening activities was 0.81 (95% CI 0.74 to 0.87; I2 0%; 4 studies). Regarding the weekly duration of muscle-strengthening activities, HR for total cancer mortality were 0.91 (95% CI 0.82 to 1.01; I2 0%; 2 studies) for 1-59 min/week and 0.98 (95% CI 0.89 to 1.07; I2 0%) for ≥60 min/week vs none. Combined muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities (vs none) were associated with a 28% lower total cancer mortality (HR 0.72; 95% CI 0.53 to 0.98; I2 85%; 3 studies). Muscle-strengthening activities were associated with reduced incidence of kidney cancer and total cancer mortality. Combined muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities may provide a greater reduction in total cancer mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 22%
Student > Master 2 11%
Researcher 2 11%
Professor 1 6%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 22%
Computer Science 1 6%
Psychology 1 6%
Sports and Recreations 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 6 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 161. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2021.
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#156,573
of 18,954,860 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#37
of 1,742 outputs
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#4,959
of 342,339 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1
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