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Twelve things you may not know about eating red meat

2015-11-03 22:02
Red meat and cancer

The WHO recently released a statement that red meat can lead to cancer. Eating red meat has raised concerns of pancreatic, stomach and colon cancer. The question is, what do we really know about health risks associated with eating meat?

In a recent Q&A, the World Health Organization clarified any muscle meat from an animal is considered red meat.

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Bowel Movement Problems: How To Train Your Bowel To Move Regularly

2015-10-06 20:38
Solving Bowel Movement Problems

If you experience bowel movement problems you can change few habits and train your bowel to move regularly. Here are five ways to solve your bowel movement problems and train your bowel to move regularly.

Over 130,000 cases of colorectal cancers are diagnosed annually, according to the American Cancer Society. The average person rarely ever even thinks about colon and bowel function.

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Purple Potatoes Could Fight Colon Cancer

2015-09-02 09:48
Purple Potatoes for Colon Cancer

Baked purple potatoes have been found to contain substances that could help in the fight against colon cancer. A research team at Penn State, who recently published their findings in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, hope to do further research with purple potatoes and other forms of cancer.

More than 50,000 people in the United States alone die of colon cancer each year, making it the second leading ca

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Two week diet switch lessens colon cancer risk in African-American study

2015-04-28 13:21
Swapping an African-American for African diet could cut colon cancer risk

It might be possible for African-Americans to lower their risk for colon cancer by switching to an African diet finds new research.

Researchers have found that a two-week diet change for African-Americans might, though not definitely, lower colon cancer risk.

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Vegetarian diet may reduce risk of colorectal cancer

2015-03-09 17:45
Vegetarian diet lowers risk of colorectal cancer

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

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Sugar in Red Meat Linked to Cancer Risk

2015-01-04 12:38
sugar in red meat linked to cancer risk

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.

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Noninvasive colon cancer test could soon be an option

2014-03-28 21:05
A noninvasive colon cancer test could soon be available.

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..

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Better senior health is possible with smarter colorectal screening

2014-03-03 21:13

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.

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