Would you like another reason to exercise? How does reduced risk of colon polyps and thereby possibly less often colonoscopies sound?! An interesting study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York of nearly 1000 patient showed that one hour of exercise a week are less likely to have colon polyps.
In overweight and obese patients who exercise at least one hour per week, they are 40% less likely to have colonic polyp adenomas and 63% less likely to have advanced adenomas compared to their overweight/obese counterparts who exercise less.
This could have a substantial public health impact as this suggests that even a moderate amount of exercise can have far reaching benefits. Research is planned to identify which specific activities and level of intensity help protect most.
I’ll keep you updated. . .