Colorectal Cancer News
Regular Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death
Researchers from the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis have linked consistent exercise to a lower risk of dying from colon cancer. Among the first of its kind, this research shows that physical activity can decrease the deadliness of the disease.
In this new study, researchers observed the daily exercise routines of over 150,000 men and women over a 15 year period. They then monitored this group to compare the resulting number of colon cancer diagnoses over the next five years. It was found that those who had exercised regularly for at least 10 years had the lowest risk of colon cancer death.
While this study showed that exercise can make colon cancer less deadly, exercise also continues to be beneficial after a cancer diagnosis. New evidence suggests that exercise can reduce the risk of recurrence and death of cancer.
Washington University School of Medicine. Consistent exercise associated with lower risk of colon cancer death. ScienceDaily. 2010 December 31.