Sunday 17 March 2013

Being active increases survival rates from colorectal cancer

The more you walk the more likely you are to survive after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. 

In a study of 2293 patients who developed colorectal cancer it was shown the more you walked and were active, the more likely you were to survive from this disease. The less activity you did the more likely you were to die from it. "Get out of that chair" was the message from this study.

This data further strengthen current recommendations to participate in at least 2.5 hours of walking per week for colorectal cancer survivors. 

Campbell PT, Patel AV, Newton CC, Jacobs EJ, Gapstur SM

J Clin Oncol. 2013;31:876-885

1 comment:

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