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High-intensity interval exercise may be a panacea for colorectal cancer!

News on March 3, 2019 – A recent study,that was published in The Journal of Physiology, suggests that exercise may delay The growth of colon cancer cells. The study found that colon cancer cells grow more slowly after short intense interval training (HIIT), which also increases inflammatory signals. For a long time, people focused on the positive effects of long-term exercise on the body. But the study suggests that short HIIT sessions can also have positive effects on the body. The changes following HIIT suggest that short, intense periods of repeated exercise may help fight cancer. These results underscore the importance of routine training and maintaining an active lifestyle.

The study, by researchers at the university of Queensland and the university of Waterloo, involved colon cancer survivors who had completed one HIIT or nearly 12 hiits over four weeks. The researchers took blood samples after they had done one or 12 hiits and analyzed them to study the growth of colon cancer cells. Importantly, it is difficult to model the growth of colon cancer cells in the human body in the laboratory, so these results need to be verified in human colon cancer cells in future studies.

 Lead author of the study James Devin said: "we have found that exercise plays an important role in inhibiting colon cancer cell growth. Levels of exercise-induced inflammation rise immediately after an acute HIIT, which may be the reasons why cancer cells grow more slowly. This suggests that an active lifestyle may be an important way to fight colon cancer in humans. "We are now studying how these changes occur, trying to understand which biomarkers in the blood affect cell growth and the biological mechanisms behind it.
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