By Cara Murez
THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting regularly scheduled, moderate physical activity can help extend the lives of people with colon cancer, according to a new study.
Exercise is even helpful for obese cancer patients, reducing inflammation and improving the bacterial communities of the gut’s microbiome, the findings showed.
“Inflammation is a key process that drives colorectal cancer. We know a high BMI [body mass index] causes inflammation around the body,” explained study co-author Cornelia Ulrich. She’s executive director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
“Obesity is on the verge of becoming…