Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Walk to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Weird Way to Cut Colon Cancer Risk
If you want to cut your risk of developing colon cancer, take a walk. Walking just one hour a week offers women protection against this disease, according to a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Reuters reports that the more strenuously women exercise, the lower their risk. Although questions remain about what minimum intensity of exercise is required to reduce risk, even one hour a week appears to be enough to make a significant difference. Research showing that exercise reduces colon cancer risk has been "consistent and convincing," says team leader Dr. Kathleen Y. Wolin.

In this study, Wolin's team followed 79,295 women ages 40 to 65 years old for 16 years, during which time 547 developed colon cancer. All were participating in the Nurse's Health Study. They discovered that women who walked for one hour to 1.9 hours a week were 31 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than women who didn't walk at all. Those who exercised at moderate or vigorous intensity for more than four hours a week had a 44 percent lower risk of colon cancer, compared with those who exercised less than one hour a week.

There was no link between exercising over the long term and colon cancer risk, but the researchers note that the number of long-term exercisers may have been too small to detect a relationship, reports Reuters. The study findings were published in the International Journal of Cancer.
source: Netscape.com
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