Exercise = Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer Death

by Ryan Halvorson on Mar 15, 2011

Making News

Here’s another addition to the long list of the benefits of exercise. Researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis have found that colon cancer patients who exercised regularly were less likely to die from the disease. The data, gleaned from the American Cancer Society Prevention Study II, involved more than 150,000 men and women. “We examined the association of 10- and 15-year change in physical activity with risk of colon cancer incidence and mortality in the Cancer Prevention Study II,” the authors said. “Those consistently at or above median physical activity levels over 15 years had half the risk of colon cancer death [compared with] those consistently below the median.”

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