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A study in the November 2004 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology points out that those of us making the effort to use the commute to work as an exercise session may be saving ourselves from colon cancer

A study in the November 2004 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology points out that those of us making the effort to use the commute to work as an exercise session may be saving ourselves from colon cancer.

Researchers took a look at physical activity-in particular commuting activity-and its effects on colon cancer risk. The study included 1,552 randomly selected control subjects and 931 colon cancer patients. The findings showed that colon cancer risk was significantly decreased in those who chose physical activity as their method of getting to work. In particular, those who had high commuting physical activity for at least 35 years had the lowest risk for developing this common form of cancer. Those subjects with the lowest activity levels were at highest risk. So, why not rethink how you get to work?

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