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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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Fear among baby boomers is preventing this important cancer screening

2013-12-02 20:58
Colon Cancer Screening

Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than half a million Americans and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, fear is keeping many baby boomers from getting a very simple screening that could save their lives.

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