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Water, Exercise, and Colon Cancer (Taiwan)
Drinking lots of water and staying physically active appear to cut men's risk for colorectal cancer, according to researchers from Chang Gung University in Taiwan. No link was observed, however, between these factors and colon cancer incidence in women. In this study, men who drank the most water (a quart, or 4 cups, a day or more) had a 92% lower risk of rectal cancer than those who consumed the least water (1 1/2 cups or less) and men who exercised the most had an 83% lower risk of colon cancer compared with the most sedentary men. (International Journal of Cancer, 8/99)
Date Published: 04/05/2000
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