Colon cancer is a cancerous tumor that arises from the inner wall of the large intestine. It usually strikes after the age of 50 and represents one of the most common cancers in the developed world. There are no known exact causes although it is suspected that both hereditary and environmental factors play significant role.

Our nutrition and scientists have realized activity as well could be important factors in colon cancer development.

An in-depth expansive study has been done to reveal some of the colon cancer risks and included over 413,000 persons from 10 countries. It has been found that an hour of vigorous activity or two hours of moderate activity could cut the risk of bowel or colon cancers occurring by 22 to 35%.

Each year, more than 940,000 cases are diagnosed each year and about 492,000 people die from the illness. The risks could be cut by proper nutrition and regular activities even if they were only scrubbing the tub or washing windows.