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Review
. 2007 Apr;6(2):120-4.
doi: 10.1007/BF02941153.

Exercise and Colon Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention

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Exercise and Colon Cancer: Primary and Secondary Prevention

Thomas H Trojian et al. Curr Sports Med Rep. .

Abstract

Many studies have demonstrated the effects of exercise on both primary and secondary prevention of colon cancer. Exercise appears to have a dose-response reduction in the rate of colon cancer. The mechanism by which exercise provides this benefit is not known, but increase in insulin-like growth factor-binding protein and reduction of prostaglandins appear to be the likely cause. Once a person develops colon cancer the benefits of exercise appear to continue both by increasing quality of life and reducing cancer-specific and overall mortality.

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