Yet another reason to exercise in 2011: a lower chance of dying from colon cancer
Posted Jan 03 2011 11:20am
You probably already know that exercise is good for your heart and brain but today we get world that exercise is also good for your colon.
A new study done by the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis found that regular exercises lowers your chances of dying from colon cancer.
"It's never too late to start exercising," Kathleen Wolin of the Washington University School of Medicine said, "but it's also never too early to start being active."
"The researchers studied more than 150,000 men and women -- looking at their levels of physical activity from 1982 to 1997, the number of colon cancer diagnoses between 1998 and 2005, and the number of colon cancer deaths during that time.
Wolin and colleagues found those who exercised consistently for at least 10 years had the lowest risk of colon cancer death.
The study is published in Cancer Epidemiology found people who were consistently active over the course of their adulthood had a lower risk of death from colon cancer than those who were sedentary"