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Does exercise prevent colon cancer?

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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There has been some link to fat ingestion, but exercise specifically does not act as a preventative measure.
Certainly the healthier one is, the more immune competent, the less likely to eat foods with "bad" products such as nitrosamines etc, and this all can play a role in being less likely to develop cancer.

In brief: No

There has been some link to fat ingestion, but exercise specifically does not act as a preventative measure.
Certainly the healthier one is, the more immune competent, the less likely to eat foods with "bad" products such as nitrosamines etc, and this all can play a role in being less likely to develop cancer.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Dr. Martin Tyson
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reduce cancer risk

Studies have shown 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.Although still unclear, increase in insulin-like growth factor-binding protein and reduction of prostaglandins appear to be the likely cause, .Exercise will increase qol and reduce cancer specific mortality in cancer pt.

In brief: Reduce cancer risk

Studies have shown 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.Although still unclear, increase in insulin-like growth factor-binding protein and reduction of prostaglandins appear to be the likely cause, .Exercise will increase qol and reduce cancer specific mortality in cancer pt.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: No , but it helps

Regular exercise can't prevent colorectal cancer, but it can help to promote a healthy lifestyle that will help a lot to decrease risk of colorectal cancer as well as breast cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes- a lot of diseases.
Keep it up!

In brief: No , but it helps

Regular exercise can't prevent colorectal cancer, but it can help to promote a healthy lifestyle that will help a lot to decrease risk of colorectal cancer as well as breast cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes- a lot of diseases.
Keep it up!
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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