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  • Filling up on fibre lessens the chance of colon cancer death
  • Colon cancer patients can lower their chances of death by eating a diet rich in fibre, a study published in JAMA Oncology has found. Fibre has been associated with better insulin control and lower levels of inflammation, which may account for better survival, the study team said. In addition, a high-fibre diet may protect people from developing colon cancer in the first place. Read on for more.... ››› more
  • [13 March 2018]
  • Sun exposure and colon cancer: The surprising link
  • Most people avoid spending too much time in the sun to protect themselves against skin cancer. Now, a top expert says it's possible that the sun's rays can cause colon cancer as well. “We know that people who develop squamous skin cancer are at higher risk for colon cancer, so we're looking into whether exposure from the sun's ultraviolet rays might be involved,” said Dr Tatiana Oberszyn. R... ››› more
  • [09 March 2018]
  • 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]
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