Job activity and colon cancer risk.

  title={Job activity and colon cancer risk.},
  author={David H. Garabrant and John M. Peters and Thomas M. Mack and Leslie Bernstein},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={119 6},
The authors studied 2,950 population-based colon cancer cases in males in Los Angeles County, California, that were diagnosed between 1972 and 1981. To determine if colon cancer risk is reduced by physical activity on the job in males aged 20-64 years, the authors first rated each occupation by judging the activity level as high, moderate, or sedentary. Men with sedentary jobs had a colon cancer risk at least 1.6 times that of men whose jobs required a high level of activity. Risk increased in… CONTINUE READING

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