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An hour of leisure time physical activity per day reduces risk of colon and rectal cancer by 41-44%
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Men who get an hour of leisure-time physical activity per day are 44 percent less likely to get colon cancer and 41 percent less likely to get rectal cancer than men who get less than 10 minutes of leisure-time exercise per day according to study by researchers from Sweden. Data
Data from 45,906 men followed for average of 7 years
The study was based on data obtained in a survey in 1997 of 45.906 men who were cancer-free at the time and who were followed for an average of 7.1 years.
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