Colon cancer preventable through diet

Colon cancer preventable through diet

If you can glean a second message from this book, remember this: "Colon cancer may be preventable through diet. Of all the studies done on cancer and dietary fat, the strongest connections can be made between high-fat diets and colon cancer. In other words, people who consume large quantities of fat have lower rates of colon cancer.

As for fiber, studies show that people who consume large quantities of fiber have lower rates of colon cancer, while people who consumer small quantities of fiber have higher rates of colon cancer. In addition, people whose bowels are regular have a lower incidence of colon cancer than people who are chronically constipated. The third vital message of this book: "Drink water with fiber.

Studies also show that the number of calories in your diet--regardless of whether they're fat or fiber--can also increase the risk of colon cancer. One study found that in people under sixty-seven years old, an extra 500 calories a day can increase colon cancer risk in men by 15 percent and in women by 11 percent.

By lowering fat and increasing fiber, you'll greatly reduce your risk of colon cancer.

M. Sara Rosenthal

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