Physically Active People at a Lower Risk of Developing Bowel Cancer

Physically Active People at a Lower Risk of Developing Bowel CancerA recently conducted study has reported that people leading an active lifestyle are at a decreased risk of developing polyps that can later evolve into bowel cancer. The study has used 20 previous researches to reach the conclusion that has analyzed the link between physical activity and the development of large polyps.

It needs to be kept in mind that bowel cancer happens to be the third most common type of cancer that inflicts people in the UK. According to the data available, bowel cancer is diagnosed in 38,000 people on an annual basis.

The research work was carried out by experts at the Washington University School of Medicine located in St. Louis, United States.

The report has already appeared in the publication known as the British Journal of Cancer.

It was reported in the study that people who exercised daily had a 16% lower chance of developing bowel polyps. Apart from that, it was also found that such people were 30% less prone to developing advanced polyps.

According to Bowel Cancer UK, the most prevalent reason behind people developing bowel cancer was polyp. It needs to be kept in mind that a quarter of people will develop a polyp by the time they reach the age of 50.

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