Exercise Reduces Colon Cancer Growth

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

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Oct 15, 2019

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.


Shirley Archer, JD, MA

1 Comment

  1. Avatar VASILIKI IOANNOU on November 28, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    it is very interesting infornmation and hopefull!!!

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