Thursday, September 13, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: alternative medicine, anti-cancer, cancer prevention, clean foods, colon cancer, Colorectal Cancer, diet, fiber, fiber-rich foods, Fresh, goodcancer, goodfood, goodhealth, healing foods, Leafy greens, natural cures, natural healing, natural medicine, natural remedies, organics, prevention, superfoods, vegetables (Natural News) The number of people diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. is increasing, and more than 50,000 people die from it. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer in men and women. Despite these alarming numbers, colon cancer can still be prevented by making healthy changes to your diet. Here are some tips you can follow to prevent colon cancer: Consume more fiber and raw vegetables – Fiber-rich foods and raw vegetables can help get rid of toxins and unwanted substances from the colon. Some experts recommend eating as many as 10 … [Read more...] about Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer
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Gang Green Nation is fan-central for the New York Jets football team. But since gangrene is also the name for limb-threatening cell death, fans may have been better off calling their group Jolly Green Jets. After all, fresh, frozen and canned vegetables are the real winners. In fact, your front line of defense against inflammation and colon cancer turns out to be from the giants of green veggies: broccoli, kale, collards, and other cruciferous plants. Researchers in London have found a couple of health-promoting chemical building blocks contained in those powerful veggie defenders. They're released in your gut when you digest the above-mentioned greens and their teammates: cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Once let loose to play in your intestinal tract, they help create a team that encourages your body to regulate inflammation and modulate immune cell activity. The researchers were amazed to find that when these veggies were fed to mice, they not only prevented colon … [Read more...] about Eating Green Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
September 6, 2018Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. A photo from Jennifer Waller’s GoFundMe page for medical expenses.A 32-year-old cancer patient has taken to Facebook to urge people to “get screened early for colon cancer” — and a number of news outlets are spreading her impassioned message without giving it sufficient scrutiny. The news coverage is a classic case of muddling the distinction between diagnosis and screening, and it could expose readers to unnecessary costs and harms that almost certainly outweigh any benefit from expanded testing for colon cancer. This is a common problem in journalism and one that we wrote about last week in this review of a story about carotid artery scans. It’s something we’ll be tackling in more depth next week with a primer that explains the ins and outs of screening and why it’s often not as beneficial as people think. Stay tuned. Key … [Read more...] about Why one woman’s emotional plea for early colon cancer screening may harm instead of help
July 20, 2018Michael Joyce is a writer-producer with HealthNewsReview.org and tweets as @mlmjoyce It doesn’t help matters when a news release opens with a quote like this from one of the study’s lead authors: Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of the purported health risks that have never really been documented. Our study clearly shows they help avoid cancer recurrence and death in patients who have been treated for advanced colon cancer, and that is an exciting finding. Actually, it’s not that clear at all. Mainly because this is an observational study suggesting that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet soda have a lower risk of their tumors coming back, or of dying from their cancer. With this type of study it’s inaccurate and misleading to imply this is a cause-and-effect relationship. Two other reasons make it not so clear: First, the data on diet soda consumption are drawn from participants … [Read more...] about Diet soda and colon cancer: What you need to know
New research published in the journal JAMA Oncology explores the link between inflammation-inducing diets and the risk of developing colon cancer. The study was led by Fred K. Tabung, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. Tabung and team started from the observation that inflammation is known to contribute to cancer in general and colorectal cancer in particular — a fact well-documented by researchers. So, they wondered whether proinflammatory diets would have a similar effect on the risk of colon cancer. To investigate this, they assessed the inflammatory components of diets using an empirical dietary inflammatory pattern (EDIP) score. The EDIP score was based on 18 food groups. Meat, fish that is not dark meat, vegetables that are not leafy greens or dark yellow, refined grains, and both high- and low-energy beverages such as soft drinks all correlated positively with high inflammatory markers. By contrast, "Intakes of beer, wine, tea, coffee, … [Read more...] about Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?