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Nutritional Wisdom

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012

Exercise protects against colon cancer

A review of several studies on physical activity and colorectal cancer survival has shown an association between physical activity and reduced risk of death from colorectal cancer and all causes after diagnosis. Exercise has also been noted to improve fatigue and quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors.

Colorectal cancers are very closely tied to lifestyle factors. A relationship between sedentary jobs and colon cancer was originally demonstrated in the 1980s, sparking research on the topic. The evidence for colon cancer prevention by exercise is now overwhelming - it is estimated that 13 to 14 percent of colon cancer cases may be attributable to physical inactivity alone.

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