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Colon cancer linked to physical activity

China's increasingly westernized lifestyle has been associated with an increase of colon cancer. A recent study has found that walking or cycling to work can reduce the risk of this cancer. High levels of physical activity (over 2 hours of cycling or half hour walk daily) for over 35 years were associated with as much as a 69% reduced risk of colon cancer. Other studies directly link colon cancer to level of activity and BMI.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by American Journal of Epidemiology, Nov 1, 2004

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About: Colon cancer linked to physical activity

Date: 10 November 2004

Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, Nov 1, 2004

URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=240738

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