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Red meat tied to worse colon cancer outcomes: study

People who report eating the most red and processed meat before being diagnosed with colon cancer are more likely to die during the next eight years, according to a new study.

 

"It's another important reason to follow the guidelines to limit the intake of red and processed meat," said Marjorie McCullough, the study's lead author from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.

 

 

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Faster, cheaper gene sequencing points to greater cancer understanding

A common mutation in a tumor-suppressing gene could explain why blacks are more likely to get early breast and colon cancer, researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University said.The ability to more quickly and cheaply ...

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Inherited colon cancer risk tied to certain foods

Inherited colon cancer risk tied to certain foods | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Among people who have a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer, those whose diets are heavy in junk food have an even higher risk, according to a new study.

"These patients have this very high risk because of this (genetic) mutation they have, but it might be that they could reduce the number of (tumors) by having a more healthy lifestyle," said Akke Botma, the lead author of the study.
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Coffee may offer bowel cancer protection: Study

Coffee may offer bowel cancer protection: Study | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Consumption of four or more cups of coffee per day may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, suggests new data.

 

The study- published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition- analyses data from almost half a million people, finding that drinking several cups of coffee a day could help protect against colon cancer by between 15% and 25%.

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