Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Growth

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 15, 2019

Making News

New findings show effect of high-intensity interval training on cancer cells.

Colon cancer cell growth slows immediately after a HIIT session, according to a pilot study published in the Journal of Physiology (2019; 597 [8], 2177–84). More physical activity is linked with a lower death risk for people with colorectal cancer.

When measuring the effect of acute exercise (one HIIT session) and longer-term exercise (a 4-week HIIT program) on colon cancer cell growth, the researchers noted that less growth occurred immediately following high-intensity interval exercise. Knowing this may be important for understanding the relationship between exercise and cancer mortality. More research is recommended.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.