20 Foods To Cut Colon Cancer Risk

20 Foods to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Up to 90% of colon cancer cases can be linked to diet. Let food be your medicine. 

Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug for metastatic colon cancer

Lonsurf is a combination of two drugs, trifluridine and tipiracil.  Its most common side effects are life-threatening anemia, a decrease in infection-fighting white blood cells and blood platelets, physical weakness, and extreme fatigue.  It also causes nausea, decreased appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.

Is Cancer Just a Crapshoot?

Is Cancer Just a Crapshoot?

Written by Jon Barron or staff member at The Baseline of Health Foundation.

Phytonutrients Inhibit Colon Cancer

Phytonutrients Inhibit Colon Cancer

A review of research that included nearly 400,000 people from China's National Center of Colorectal Surgery has determined that a dietary regimen that includes certain phytonutrients, specifically flavonoids and flavanols, have the ability to significantly reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.

After an extensive review of the evidence, the researchers narrowed the research down to eight studies, which included 390,769 people. These included a range of protocols, including large population studies as well as controlled randomized studies.

The researchers utilized the Cochrane library and the Cochrane protocol for reviews. This process helps quantify the results – often creating more conservatism among the results due to strict result comparisons.

The research found that foods containing flavanols – more technically referred to as flavan-3-ols – resulted in a significant reduction in incidence in colorectal cancer. The greater the flavanol consumption, the greater the association. More specifically, they found that greater consumption of epicatechin – a flavanol - significantly decreases the risk of colorectal cancer.

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