Study: Obesity, physical inactivity affects colon cancer survival

01/4/2006 | Reuters

A study investigating the effects of obesity and physical activity on the survival rates of colon cancer patients revealed that those who regularly exercised were 31% less likely to die from cancer than non-exercisers and 73% survived at least five years, compared to only 61% of non-exercisers. Bigger waist circumference and a greater percentage of body fat also were linked with reduced colon cancer survival rates.

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