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Colon Cancer

Your Colon Cancer Prevention Action Plan

2017-03-06 14:24

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – use this time to learn your personal risk factors and what you can do to prevent the disease.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Americans. Recently, there have been two major reports on the incidence of colon cancer among Americans – one good and one not-so-good.

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12 weeks in a vegetarian diet improves bowel habits, reduces stress and increases nutritional status

2017-02-20 03:07

We have all heard that you are what you eat, and that a balanced diet with less fat, less processed food and more vegetables, is best. But now, there is real basis to affirm that a vegetarian diet is indeed better for a person’s overall health.

A study published by the Korean society of Clinical nutrition, has discussed the findings of an experiment done at a Korean Middl

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Fiber and the Role of Bacteria in Colon Cancer: 6 Ways To Protect Colon

2017-02-16 16:11

Fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables protect against colon cancer in more ways than one.

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Americans, but many cases could be prevented with some lifestyle changes – including cleaning up your diet.

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Pre-Surgical Radiation May Help Patients with Rectal Cancer and Improve Treatment

2017-02-16 15:21

Surgery is the most common treatment for rectal cancer, but does come with complications risks. Researchers in Sweden are researching how to improve your treatment options.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

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Do You Have Ulcerative Colitis? Try These Natural Remedies That Might Reverse Your Disease

2017-02-09 22:09

Ulcerative colitis is a very debilitating disease. It's often incurable, with the final option being removal of the colon. But some people have found success with natural remedies. Here are a few.

Ulcerative colitis is a gastrointestinal disorder where your colon is inflamed because your immune system is attacking it.

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Poor Metabolic Health a Risk Factor for Colon Cancer

2017-02-02 15:34

Obesity is a risk factor for several cancers, including colon cancer, but other factors play in as well.

You probably already know that being overweight increases your risk of developing colon cancer, but the scale doesn’t have the final say.

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Two Common Food Additives Promote Colorectal Cancer

2016-11-08 10:00

Walk into a grocery store and start reading ingredient labels on some of the more popular processed foods, including ice cream. Chances are you’ll see the names of two common food additives that have been shown to promote colorectal cancer development.

Food additives can have an impact on the microorganism environment in the intestinal tract (i.e., intestinal microbiota).

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Vitamin E is a potential natural remedy for pneumonia prevention

2016-10-06 08:18

According to new research administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E lowered the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72 percent after they stopped smoking.

Pneumonia is a serious infectious illness which can hit the elderly particularly hard.

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Fish, Omega 3 May Improve Survival from Colon Cancer

2016-07-21 11:01

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the US. Lower your risk today with this easy and tasty diet change.

Several lifestyle factors have been linked to colorectal cancer, including being overweight, being physically inactive, and eating a diet high in red and processed meats.

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Forget Colon Health Pills, Eat More of This To Protect Colon From Health Problems

2016-06-07 10:13

Are you eating more nuts and seeds lately for heart health? Then you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that certain nuts are also good for your digestive health as well and may protect your colon from health problems.

Researchers at UConn Health have found that eating walnuts may create a change in gut bacteria in a way that could

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Twelve things you may not know about red meat

2015-11-03 22:02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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