A recent study has revealed that regular exercise and a healthy diet is the key to reduce risk of colon cancer. The study emphasis a diet with high percentage of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fibers. Along with diet, body weight is also key in lowering risk of colon cancer. The report was published by San Francisco research team from University of California.
The report was based on study of patients who are suffering form stage III colon cancer over a period of time following their daily activity and diet. Further Harvard University researchers shared questionnaire that tracked patients lifestyle and two intervals during the study phase. The study was conducted with over 1000 patients. These patients had earlier undergone chemotherapy treatment during period 1999 to 2001.
The report was first published at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on May 17 2017. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the leading clinical cancer research meet that brings together worlds leading experts. The study was conducted for people with Stage three Colon cancer and who are under going evaluation through a period of seven years.
During the follow up study over the period of 7 years stage III colon cancer patients who followed strict diet and active lifestyle had 42 percent lower risk and 31 percent had significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence. The risk as much higher for patients who did not follow strick excersise and diet lifestyle. The study recommends cancer patients follow American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors.