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Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

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A new study finds that a pattern of lifelong exercise reduces the risk of adenomatous polyps, which are a known precursor of colorectal cancer.

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New research suggests that exercise early in life may preserve colorectal health later on.

It is not uncommon for a gastroenterologist to discover one or more adenomatous polyps during a routine colonoscopy. While these polyps are not cancerous, doctors consider them to be cancer precursors.

Although about half of people aged 60 years or older have them, just 6% of the polyps become cancerous, and surgical removal prevents this from happening.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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