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Consistent Exercise Leads to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death

A new study shows that consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer. The study is one of the first to show that physical activity can make this disease less deadly.

Researchers examined more than 150,000 men and women. They compared their levels of physical activity among the study subjects, and linked those activity levels both to the number of colon cancer diagnoses and to the number of colon cancer deaths that occurred in the group.

Eurekalert reports:

"It turned out that those who exercised consistently for at least 10 years had the lowest risk of colon cancer death ... [T]he greatest benefits seem to accrue in those who have exercised for the largest percentage of their lives."

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