By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

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…

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