High-Intensity Exercises Halt Colon Cancer Evolution

High-Intensity Exercises Halt Colon Cancer Evolution
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According to a new study carried out by the University of Queensland and University of Waterloo, in Ontario, short sessions of high-intensity exercises, also known as HIIT (high-intensity interval training), halt colon cancer evolution by reducing the cancer cells growth. Also, HIIT reduces the inflammation in the body, having other health benefits, as well.

The study, published in The Journal of Physiology, was the first to assess the beneficial effects of short, but intense training sessions on the human body. Until now, many studies and clinical trials focused on how salutary are physical exercises in the long term when performed regularly.

The new research revealed that short high-intensity exercises, known as HIIT in the world of fitness, are also significantly beneficial for human health. Even more, it seems that HIIT can also halt colon cancer evolution and reduce inflammation in the body, one of the leading causes of obesity, cancer, and other conditions, as well.

High-Intensity Exercises Halt Colon Cancer Evolution

As the scientists reported in their study’s paper, the repeated exposure to the acute effects of HIIT help the human body fight cancer better. In particular, the researchers observed beneficial effects in colon cancer cases. More specifically, colon cancer survivors, the participants in the study, who performed high-intensity exercises managed to halt the cancer cells development.

“We have shown that exercise may play a role in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells. After an acute bout of HIIT, there were specific increases in inflammation immediately after exercise, which is hypothesized to be involved in reducing the number of cancer cells,”  said James Devin, the study’s leading author.

The scientists concluded that an active lifestyle is crucial in tackling cancer development and other health conditions. However, they highlighted that short, high-intensity exercises are particularly beneficial in halting colon cancer evolution.


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