Recreational physical activity, body mass index, and survival in women with colorectal cancer

  title={Recreational physical activity, body mass index, and survival in women with colorectal cancer},
  author={Josephina G Kuiper and Amanda I. Phipps and Marian L Neuhouser and Rowan Chlebowski and Cynthia A Thomson and Melinda L. Irwin and Dorothy S Lane and Jean Wactawski-Wende and Lifang Hou and Rebecca D. Jackson and Ellen Kampman and Polly A Newcomb},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
Previous studies have shown that physical inactivity and obesity are risk factors for the development of colorectal cancer. However, controversy exists regarding the influence of these factors on survival in colorectal cancer patients. We evaluated the impact of recreational physical activity and body mass index (BMI) before and after colorectal cancer diagnosis on disease-specific mortality and all-cause mortality. This prospective cohort study included 1,339 women enrolled in the Women’s… CONTINUE READING
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