Exercise and help colon health. What does that mean?

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. . .

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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