The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Review: Physical activity and the risk of colon cancer

    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, in St Louis, Missouri, examined physical activity or exercise and the prevalence of colon adenoma or polyps.

    First, the details.

    • 20 studies were identified and examined.

    And, the results.

    • More physical activity was associated with less risk of colon adenomas (non cancerous tumors).
    • The association was similar in men and women.
    • The association appeared slightly stronger in large/advanced polyps (usually nonmalignant growth or tumor protruding from the mucous lining).

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, “This study confirms previous reports of a significant inverse association of physical activity and colon adenoma, and suggests that physical activity can have an important role in colon cancer prevention.”

    3/9/11 20:17 JR

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