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Eating a vegetarian diet may help lower a person's risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research.
Doctor Michael Orlich, an assistant professor of medicine and public health at Loma Linda University, and his colleagues used medical records, dietary questionnaires, and cancer registries to study
You may not think that beef, pork, and lamb contain sugar, but they do, and that sugar in red meat has been linked to cancer risk. The name of the sugar is Neu5Gc, and a new mouse study strongly suggests it contributes to a significant increase in the formation of tumors.
While it is true that mice are not humans, the investigators know from previous research that human tissues absorb Neu5Gc.
An FDA panel of experts on genetics has given their unanimous endorsement to a noninvasive colon cancer screening test that detects changes in DNA that could signal the disease. If approved, the test could help large populations of patients who shun colon cancer screening for a variety of reasons..
Elderly people generally share deep concerns about a possible increased risk for colorectal cancer. There has been a great deal of research in recent years dealing with dietary factors and exercise in relation to risk factors for colorectal cancer. Clearly, eating more fiber and less red meat along with increased exercise seem to be good ideas for prevention. Another good idea to help effectively confront colorectal cancer is screening.