Survival in colorectal cancer: impact of body mass and exercise

Hall, N. R.
January 2006
Gut;Jan2006, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the relationship between exercise and body composition prior to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer and survival afterwards. It has been demonstrated in various studies that there is an association between obesity, exercise and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Some papers report different associations for men versus women or for colon versus rectal cancer or for different measurements of overweight and obesity. Increasing adiposity and inactivity stimulates the development of cancer, adversely affects morbidity and mortality from surgery and also stimulates a worse prognosis after diagnosis.


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