- Chowing down on these foods boosts your risk of colon cancer…
- Chowing down on sugary drinks, white bread and red meat might increase your risk of colon cancer in the long term. This is according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
These foods trigger inflammation in your body, and the inflammation that they cause is linked to a higher risk of developing colon cancer, the study showed. Keep reading for the full findings.
Harvard study... ››› more
- [20 February 2018]
- Getting screened for colon cancer examination may trigger appendicitis
- You know that going for a colonoscopy, a procedure in which your doctor uses a colonoscope to examine the inside of your colon, can potentially save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer.
But here's something you probably didn't know: Going for this procedure might trigger appendicitis! This is according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Surrey.
So how exactly does a c... ››› more
- [08 February 2018]
- Ward off colon cancer by adding this purple veggie to your diet
- If you thought that purple potatoes are merely good for adding a pop of colour to your plate, think again. A new study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the United States has found that eating purple potatoes can lower the risk of colon cancer in pigs.
The study, published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, explains that purple-fleshed potatoes are abundant i... ››› more
- [27 September 2017]
- Researchers discover a potential silver bullet for treating and preventing colon cancer
- Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the United States report that they have discovered a new way in which colon cancer - the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women in the US - develops as well as a new way to boost treatment and prevention for this type of cancer.
According to scientists from VCU Massey Cancer Center, these findings may extend to prostate,... ››› more
- [02 August 2017]
- This strain of bacteria actively promotes the development of colon cancer
- Colon cancer, when caught early with regular screenings, is fairly easily to treat. However, it's still the second lead cause of cancer-related deaths in American men and the third lead cause of cancer-related deaths in women!
For this reason, a new study published in PLOS Pathogens, which discovered that a specific strain of bacteria actively promotes the development of colon cancer, is highly... ››› more
- [19 July 2017]
- Bloated gut? Abdominal pain? You may be eating too much fibre…
- The most common causes of a bloated gut accompanied by abdominal pain are lactose intolerance, flatulence, hormonal fluctuations, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Another cause is eating too much fibre (yes, it's possible!).
So how do you tell if your bloated gut is due to common gut problems or because you're consuming too much fibre? Read on for the tell-tale signs that you're ge... ››› more
- [14 June 2017]
- Five warning signs that your bloated gut is something more serious
- Doctors are seeing a virtual epidemic of bloated gut nowadays. There are a number of causes of bloated gut, ranging from benign conditions like lactose intolerance to serious diagnoses like cancer.
So how can you tell if your bloated gut is simply bothersome or something more worrisome? Keep reading to get familiar with five warning signs that your bloated gut may indicate a condition that req... ››› more
- [02 June 2017]
- Breakthrough! This over-the-counter painkiller may reduce your risk of dying of cancer by up to 30%
- Cancer patients will be surprised to know that the over-the-counter painkiller, aspirin may cut their risk of cancer death.
This goes according a study carried out by researchers from Yin Cao at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the USA, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Read on to learn more about the cance... ››› more
- [10 April 2017]
- Study finds out why disabled adults have lower colon cancer screening rates than other adults
- We can all agree that a colonoscopy is anything but enjoyable. But getting screened for colon cancer can save your life! Screening can find the cancer while it's still easy to treat.
According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri in the USA, most adults with disabilities don't get routine screenings for colon cancer.
This is concerning as colon cancer is t... ››› more
- [07 April 2017]
- Study links emulsifiers found in processed foods to colon cancer
- Processed foods like margarine, bacon, granola bars, dried fruits, instant noodles and microwave popcorn may be convenient, but as you know, they're very bad for your health.
Not only do processed food pack large amounts of hidden fats, sodium and sugar, which are always bad news, a recent study published in the journal Cancer Research has even linked processed foods to colon cancer - a leading... ››› more
- [21 February 2017]
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