HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Large prospective study examines colon cancer risk in women

A prospective cohort study of 31,783 American women has found no significant association between levels of physical activity and colon cancer incidence. The study, published online February 17, 2006 in International Journal of Cancer, the official journal of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), is available via Wiley InterScience (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ijc).

Because exercise has been shown to accelerate gastrointestinal transit time, upregulate immune function, and alter the production of prostaglandins and insulin, experts have theorized that it might also inhibit colon cancer. Over forty epidemiologic studies have examined the association with varying results. Many observed a reduction in colon cancer risk for people reporting high levels of activity, compared to those who did not. Several studies have shown a stronger inverse relationship for men, compared to women. Other studies have found no association at all for women.

To better understand the relationship between physical activity and colon cancer risk in women, researchers led by Brook A. Calton, M.H.S. formerly at the National Cancer Institute and now at the University of California-San Francisco, conducted a prospective study of a large cohort of post-menopausal women in the United States. Using the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project Follow-up Study, they collected information about physical activity and colon cancer cases for 31,783 women. There were 243 cases of colon cancer during the ten-year study period from 1989 to 1998.

The researchers analyzed reported physical activity for all women in the cohort using a Cox proportional hazards regression, and observed no association between physical activity and the subsequent risk of colon cancer. "The results of this large prospective cohort study among women do not support the hypothesis that physical activity is related to a lower
'"/>

Contact: David Greenberg
dgreenbe@wiley.com
201-748-6484
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
17-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
2. Large subset of learning disabled children can be quickly identified by new diagnostic device
3. Large collaborative effort provides first publicly available genetic data for Parkinsons research
4. Largest review of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome to date
5. Large-scale cross-platform study of research microarrays uncovers high concordance across platforms
6. Large NCI grant will test the effect of Tibetan yoga on women with breast cancer
7. Large study shows low-fat diet has little effect on reducing risk of breast cancer
8. Largest study of in-hospital cardiac arrest suggests how to improve outcomes for children and adults
9. Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers
10. Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school
11. Largest single-institution study demonstrates Mammosite is a safe breast cancer treatment

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... The Lymphoma Research ... innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of ... of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and its international Light it Red ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... higher-learning opportunities through high-quality, career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud to ... , Among the first of its kind in the nation, the 60-credit ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Dr. Chang has ... with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting staff in caring ... with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the company in 2015 ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... The ... a customized Lighthouse Health & Wellness mobile app and web-portal. NCPCV received a ... Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Destination Imagination, which ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Walk-in ... Dermatology team in its Greenvale, New York location. , Loren received her ... Institute. She is certified in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial MD, dermaplaning, facial lymphatic, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Cano Health, LLC, a leading population health ... Antonio is happy to announce that it has selected Tejano musician Jay Perez ... will serve as community advisor, advertising talent, and creative consultant for Cano Health, ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... 27, 2020 , ... InfoMC, a leading provider of cloud-based ... 2020 System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type ... These achievements reflect their long-standing commitment to privacy, security, and risk management, while ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... Jensen, professional football player and sleep apnea patient, is the company’s new spokesperson. , ... on the football field. So, when I found the Bleep DreamPort it was a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: